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Medication Glossary

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Schizophrenia: a psychotic disorder that is characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought (as in hallucinations and delusions), and actions.

Selegeline: a monoamine oxidase A inhibitor medication. Includes brand names include Eldepryl.

Self Medication: the use of substances (e.g., medications, alternative therapies, substances of abuse) for symptom relief without the guidance of a doctor.

Somatic: having to do with the body

Stimulants: substances that increase feelings of alertness and reduce feelings of fatigue.

Substance Abuse: a pattern of substance use that results in significant negative consequences to the individual or others.

SARIs : see Serotonin 2A Antagonists / Reuptake Inhibitors

Saromet : see Diazepam

Saroten : see Amitryptiline

Sarotena : see Amitryptiline

Saroten Retard : see Amitryptiline

Saroten Retard : see Amitryptiline

Sarotex: see Amitryptiline

Sburol : see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Scriptopam : see Diazepam

Sedatival : see Lorazepam

Sedizepan : see Lorazepam

Seduxen : see Diazepam

Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) : medications that selectively inhibit the reuptake of norepinephrine. Includes medications such as reboxetine.

Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) : medications that selectively inhibit the reuptake of serotonin at the synapse, thus increasing availability of serotonin at the synapse, and eventually resulting in down-regulation of post-synaptic receptors. SSRI medications include paroxetine (Paxil), fluoxetine (Prozac), sertaline (Zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox, feverin, Dumirox, floxyfral), and citalopram (Celexa, Cipramil, Serostat, Cipram).

Sensaval : see Nortryptyline

Sensibal : see Nortryptyline

Sensiva: see Nortryptyline

Serax : see Oxazepam

Seren : see Chlordiazepoxide

Serepax : see Oxazepam

Seresta : see Oxazepam

Sermonil : see Imipramine

Seronil : see Fluoxetine

Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptophan, 5-HT) : a hormone and neurotransmitter (an indoleamine) important in a variety of functions including appetite, sleep, depression and anxiety.

Serotonin and Norepinephren Re-uptake Inhibitor (SNRI) : a medication that inhibits re-uptake of both serotonin and norepinephren. Includes medications such as venlafaxine.

Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SRI) : a medication that inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin by synaptic receptors. As compared to the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), the SRIs have more effects on neurotransmitter systems in addition to the serotonin system. Commonly used SRIs in anxiety and depression is clomipramine and desipramine.

Serotonin 2A antagonists/reuptake inhibitors (SARIs) : medications that block serotonin reuptake and increase serotonin by antagonism and serotonin 2A receptors. Includes medications such as nefazadone and trazadone.

Seroxal : see Paroxetine

Seroxat : see Paroxetine

Sertraline: an Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication. Includes brand names such as Atruline, Lustral, Zoloft.

Servium : see Chlordiazepoxide

Servizepam : see Diazepam

Serzone : see Nefazodone

Sidenar: see Lorazepam

Sideril: see Trazodone

Silence : see Lorazepam

Simasedan : see Diazepam

Sinequan : see Doxepin

Sinestron : see Lorazepam

Sinquan: see Doxepin

Sinquane: see Doxepin

Sintesedan: see Chlordiazepoxide

Sipam: see Diazepam

Sipramine: see Imipramine

SNRI : see Dual Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors

Solanax: see Alprazolam

Solis see : see Diazepam

Solium: see Chlordiazepoxide

Somese : see Triazolam

Somniton: see Triazolam

Somnium: see Lorazepam

Sonacon: see Diazepam

Songa: see Triazolam

Spaz-10 : see Chlordiazepoxide

Spectra: see Doxepin

SRI : see Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor

SSRI: see Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor

Stapam: see Lorazepam

Stesolid: see Diazepam

Substance Dependence : a pattern of behavior that results in increased tolerance for the substance, physiological and psychological dependence, and withdrawal symptoms.

Surmontil: see Trimipramine

Surplix: see Imipramine

Syneudon: see Amitryptiline

Self Monitoring: a psychotherapy technique in which one is asked to observe and monitor their own behavior.

Sedative: a medication used to calm or relax. Often prescribed for sleeping problems.

Sertraline: a Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) medication. Includes brand names such as Atruline, Lustral, Zoloft.