sertraline

noun ser·tra·line \ ˈsər-trə-ˌlēn \

Definition of sertraline

: an antidepressant drug C17H17NCl2 administered in the form of its hydrochloride and acting to enhance serotonin activity

Origin and Etymology of sertraline

perhaps from serotonin + tetrahydro (combined with four atoms of hydrogen) + naphthalene + amine


Medical Dictionary

sertraline

noun ser·tra·line \ ˈsər-trə-ˌlēn \

medical Definition of sertraline

: a drug that functions as an SSRI and is administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C17H17NCl2·HCl especially to treat depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
Note: Sertraline is marketed under the trademark Zoloft.

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