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Re: Stupid question - not lrc

Posted by Cam W. on May 29, 2001, at 17:58:59

In reply to Stupid question, posted by lrc on May 29, 2001, at 17:48:45

> What does SSRI and SNRI stand for and what in the heck do they mean?

SSRI = Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
(Blocks reuptake of serotonin between nerve cells; in essence, prolonging the action of serotonin - like adding serotonin between nerve cells)

SNRI = Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
(Same as above, just substitute norepinephrine for serotonin)

- Cam




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