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inhibitor

 [in-hib´ĭ-tor]
1. any substance that interferes with a chemical reaction, growth, or other biologic activity.
2. a chemical substance that inhibits or checks the action of a tissue organizer or the growth of microorganisms.
3. an effector that reduces the catalytic activity of an enzyme.
ACE i's (angiotensin-converting enzyme i's) see angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
angiogenesis inhibitor a group of drugs that prevent growth of new blood vessels into a solid tumor.
aromatase i's a class of drugs that inhibit aromatase activity and thus block production of estrogens; used to treat breast cancer and endometriosis.
C1 inhibitor (C1 INH) a member of the serpin group, an inhibitor of C1, the initial component activated in the classical complement pathway. Deficiency of or defect in the protein causes hereditary angioedema.
carbonic anhydrase inhibitor an agent that inhibits the enzyme carbonic anhydrase; used in treatment of glaucoma and sometimes for epilepsy, familial periodic paralysis, acute mountain sickness, and kidney stones of uric acid.
cholinesterase inhibitor anticholinesterase.
COX-2 i's (cyclooxygenase-2 i's) a group of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs that act by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 activity; they have fewer gastrointestinal side effects than other NSAIDs. Two members of the group are celecoxib and rofecoxib.
gastric acid pump inhibitor an agent that inhibits gastric acid secretion by blocking the action of H+,K+-ATPase at the secretory surface of gastric parietal cells; called also proton pump i.
HIV protease inhibitor any of a group of antiretroviral drugs active against the human immunodeficiency virus; they prevent protease-mediated cleavage of viral polyproteins, causing production of immature viral particles that are noninfective. Examples include indinavir sulfate, nelfinavir mesylate, ritonavir, and saquinavir.
HMG-CoA reductase i's a group of drugs that competitively inhibit the enzyme that catalyzes the rate-limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis, and are used to lower plasma lipoprotein levels in the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemia. Called also statins.
membrane inhibitor of reactive lysis (MIRL) protectin.
monoamine oxidase inhibitor any of a group of drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase, the enzyme that breaks down norepinephrine and serotonin, prescribed for their antidepressant action; the most widely used ones are isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine. They are also used in the prevention of migraine.
α2-plasmin inhibitor α2-antiplasmin.
plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) any of several regulators of the fibrinolytic system that act by binding to and inhibiting free plasminogen activator. Their concentration in plasma is normally low, but is altered in some disturbances of bodily hemostasis. PAI-1 is an important fast-reacting inhibitor of t-plasminogen activator and u-plasminogen activator. Its synthesis, activity, and release are highly regulated; elevated levels of it have been described in a number of disease states. PAI-2 is a normally minor inhibitor that greatly increases in concentration during pregnancy and in certain disorders. PAI-3 is protein C inhibitor.
platelet inhibitor any of a group of agents that inhibit the clotting activity of platelets; the most common ones are aspirin and dipyridamole. See also antiplatelet therapy.
protease inhibitor
1. a substance that blocks activity of endopeptidase (protease), such as in a virus.
protein C inhibitor the primary inhibitor of activated anticoagulant protein C; it is a glycoprotein of the serpin family of proteinase inhibitors and also inhibits several other proteins involved in coagulation (thrombin, kallikrein, and coagulation factors X and XI) and urokinase. Called also plasminogen activator inhibitor 3.
proton pump inhibitor gastric acid pump i.
reverse transcriptase inhibitor a substance that blocks activity of the reverse transcriptase of a retrovirus and is used as an antiretroviral agent. Some are nucleosides or nucleoside analogues, and those that are not are therefore often called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) any of a group of drugs that inhibit the inactivation of serotonin by blocking its absorption in the central nervous system; used as antidepressants and in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder.
serine protease inhibitor (serine proteinase inhibitor) serpin.
topoisomerase i's a class of antineoplastic agents that interfere with the arrangement of DNA in cells.

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

SSRI

(ĕs′ĕs-är-ī′)
n.
Any of a class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the reuptake of serotonin by neurons of the central nervous system and are primarily used in the treatment of depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.

SSRI

SSRI

Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, see there, aka SRI.

SSRI

Abbreviation for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)

A class of antidepressants that work by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain, raising the levels of serotonin. SSRIs include Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil.

SSRI

Abbreviation for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
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L-Methylfolate and SSRI have been found more efficacious than SSRI in patients of depression at least in the short term.
Adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to lose weight, but treatment with some SSRIs was associated with weight gain, based on data from a longitudinal study of 264 participants.
This study didn't account for SSRI indication as a potential confounder, and the study's inclusion of inpatients, whose illnesses are typically more severe, may limit generalizability.
This study found strong positive and negative correlations between scores of the SSRI as predictors of the scores on alcohol and marijuana use, indicating that high scores on the EI scale correlated with less use of these substances.
Currie's report effectively documents the full gamut of issues relating to SSRI use.
DRUG PATROL Reports of adults whose suicidal thoughts and behaviors emerged or worsened during SSRI treatment began to appear in medical journals in 1990.
Stein reported two cases in which SSRI antidepressants reduced bruxism.
Pexeva provides physicians, pharmacists and--most important--patients with a branded, safe, effective and more affordable alternative to other SSRI therapies.
Andy Vickery of Houston, who has represented many plaintiffs in SSRI cases, said the new findings are significant for the lawsuits, giving more weight to plaintiffs' claims that the drugs can cause violent reactions.
Although the GI bleeding effects of the pain medications are well known, the study found that the SSRI drugs can also increase the risk and severity of bleeding.
An inquest into his death at Pontypridd Magistrates' Court heard Mr Evans had been prescribed temazepam, amytriptiline and the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressant lustral.
Dr Misra, a Glasgow consultant psychiatrist, said: "The so-called newer tablets - SSRI - are not likely to cause this type of coma.