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Re: Stupid question - not

Posted by SLS on May 29, 2001, at 18:24:14

In reply to Re: Stupid question - not lrc, posted by Cam W. on May 29, 2001, at 17:58:59

> > 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

Hi Cam.

I was under the impression that SNRI stood for Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor i.e. venlafaxine (Effexor) and duloxetine.

- Scott




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