selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

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selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (plural selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) (abbreviation SSRI)

  1. (pharmacology) Any of a class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin in the central nervous system and are often used to treat certain mental illnesses, such as depression.

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