Definitions for "Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors"
Drugs designed to "selectively" turn off the reuptake pumps for certain neurotransmitters allowing them to remain available to be absorbed into a receiving brain cell's receptor site. Examples include Prozac and Zoloft.
A category of antidepressant medications that prolong the effects of serotonin in the synapse. go to glossary index
A class of drugs that is used to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain. These drugs are commonly used to treat depression.