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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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Consider BMD assessment for patients who take an SSRI, or who take an SSRI and have additional risk factors for fracture.
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He said that they found prenatal SSRI exposure was nearly 3 times as likely in boys with ASD relative to typical development, with the greatest risk when exposure took place during the first trimester.
The new drugs alone were equally effective (new SSRI, 47%, venlafaxine, 48%).