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Descriptor English:   Serotonin 
Descriptor Spanish:   Serotonina 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Serotonina 
Synonyms English:   3-(2-Aminoethyl)-1H-indol-5-ol
5 Hydroxytryptamine
Tree Number:   D02.
Definition English:   A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator. 
Indexing Annotation English:   /antag = SEROTONIN ANTAGONISTS but consider also SEROTONIN UPTAKE INHIBITORS
Pharmacological Action:   Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Serotonin/antagonists & inhibitors use Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin/agonists use Serotonin Receptor Agonists
See Related English:   Receptors, Serotonin
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Syndrome
History Note English:   HYDROXYTRYPTAMINE was see SEROTONIN 1975-92 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AA analogs & derivatives AN analysis
BI biosynthesis BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CS chemical synthesis
CH chemistry CL classification
DF deficiency EC economics
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PH physiology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UR urine  
Record Number:   24311 
Unique Identifier:   D012701 

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