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Definition of "citalopram" [citalopram]

  • A drug of the SSRI class that is used primarily to treat depression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "citalopram" in a sentence
  • "At the end of the period, those who received citalopram, which is sold by a number of generic makers and under the brand name Celexa by Forest Laboratories Inc., were no better than those in the placebo group in terms of their general functioning or in their repetitive behaviors, the study found."
  • "Lin and his colleagues exposed male and female rat pups to the SSRI drug called citalopram just before and after birth and examined the animals' brains and behaviors as they grew into adulthood."
  • "Certain medications, including SSRI antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa and generic) and fluoxetine (Prozac and generic), can cause excessive yawning as a side effect."