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SSRI

 (ĕs′ĕs-är-ī′)
n.
Any of a class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the reuptake of serotonin by neurons of the central nervous system and are primarily used in the treatment of depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

[s(elective) s(erotonin) r(euptake) i(nhibitor).]

SSRI

abbreviation for
(Pharmacology) selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; any of a class of drugs, including fluvoxamine, paroxetine, fluoxetine (Prozac), and Lustral, that increase concentrations of serotonin in the brain: used in the treatment of depression

SSRI

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor: any of several drugs that inhibit the reabsorption of serotonin by nerve cells, leading to more serotonin activity in the brain: used chiefly as an antidepressant.
[1985–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SSRI - an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
antidepressant, antidepressant drug - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
fluoxetine, fluoxetine hydrocholoride, Prozac, Sarafem - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade names Prozac or Sarafem); it is thought to work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the brain
paroxetime, Paxil - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Paxil)
sertraline, Zoloft - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
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In a further analysis of SSRI exposure by trimester, the risk of stillbirth appeared to be slightly elevated if exposure occurred during the first trimester, while the risks of neonatal and postneonatal death were not affected by trimester of exposure.
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Recent research reported in the British Medical Journal has revealed that there may be a very good reason to choose something else for pain management if you are taking SSRIs because taking the two together increases the risk of serious gastrointestinal bleeding.
The second study, authored by George Papakostas, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Treatment-Resistant Depression Studies in the Department of Psychiatry of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, was an analysis of secondary endpoints in the multi-center double-blind, randomized trial of Deplin([R]) in addition to an SSRI presented in 2011 at APA.
The authors estimated relative risks of stillbirth, neonatal death, and post neonatal death associated with SSRI use during pregnancy taking into account maternal characteristics and previous psychiatric hospitalization.
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