Definition of SSRI from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

SSRI

 
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selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
 
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any of a group of drugs used mainly to treat depression, including Prozac, Seroxat™ and Paxil™, which affect the production of chemicals within the brain. There is some research to suggest that these drugs might be addictive and cause problems for people when they stop taking them.