sertraline


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ser·tra·line

 (sûr′trə-lēn′)
n.
A drug of the SSRI class, C17H17Cl2 N, used in its hydrochloride form primarily to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.

[ser(otonin) + (te)tra- + (naphtha)l(ene) + (am)ine.]
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Noun1.sertraline - a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor, 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
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sertraline

n sertralina
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Three SSRI antidepressant medications--fluoxetine, sertraline, and escitalopram--produce modest improvements (about 5% to 10%) in standardized depression scores without a significant increase in the risk of suicide-related outcomes (suicidal behavior or ideation) in adolescent patients with major depression of moderate severity.
This study presents the case of a 4-year-old healthy child admitted to the paediatric ward for suspected accidental intoxication due to ingestion of narcoleptic drugs (methylphenidate, sertraline and quetiapine), taken on a regular basis by his 8-year-old brother affected by Asperger syndrome.
The study -- conducted in nonhuman primates with brain structures and functions similar to those of humans -- found that the antidepressant sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) marketed as Zoloft, significantly increased the volume of one brain region in depressed subjects but decreased the volume of two brain areas in non-depressed subjects.
Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomised placebo-controlled trial.
H, age 33, has completed a course of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for major depressive disorder (MDD) and is continuing to take sertraline, 50 mg/d.
in the early 1990s, sertraline (sertraline dydrochloride) has entered many countries like the US, European countries and Japan to treat dysthymi and has brought in an annual sales value of over 1 billion all over the world.
Bronzo and Stahl, in a case with major depressive disorder, have reported galactorrhea after a 5-week treatment using sertraline 100 mg/day.
rosea) versus sertraline for mild to moderate major depressive disorder.
After two weeks of starting treatment with the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft[R]), a 23-year-old man reported worsened blurred vision in both eyes.
Sertraline is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Our study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of sertraline in the treatment of adolescent patients with enuresis who had failed to respond to former desmopressin therapy.
Ninety minutes of aerobic exercise per week reduced depressive symptoms in patients with stable coronary heart disease to the same extent as did sertraline therapy, according to the findings of a randomized controlled trial involving 101 patients.