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se·ro·to·nin

 (sĕr′ə-tō′nĭn, sîr′-)
n.
An organic compound, C10H12N2O, that is formed from tryptophan and is found especially in the gastrointestinal tract, the platelets, and the nervous system of humans and other animals, and functions as a neurotransmitter and in vasoconstriction, stimulation of the smooth muscles, and regulation of cyclic body processes.

serotonin

(ˌsɛrəˈtəʊnɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a compound that occurs in the brain, intestines, and blood platelets and acts as a neurotransmitter, as well as inducing vasoconstriction and contraction of smooth muscle; 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT)
[from sero- + ton(ic) + -in]

ser•o•to•nin

(ˌsɛr əˈtoʊ nɪn, ˌsɪər-)

n.
an amine, C10H12N20, that occurs esp. in blood and nervous tissue and functions as a vasoconstrictor and neurotransmitter.
[1948; sero- + tone or ton (ic) + -in1]

serotonin

A neurotransmitter in the brain, involved in sleep, mood, etc.
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Noun1.serotonin - a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memoryserotonin - a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory
monoamine neurotransmitter - a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
Translations
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serotoniini
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serótónín

serotonin

[ˌserəʊˈtəʊnɪn] Nserotonina f

serotonin

[ˌsɛrəʊˈtəʊnɪn] nsérotonine m

serotonin

n (Biol, Med: = hormone) → Serotonin nt

serotonin

n serotonina
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Manipulations of rodent brain 5-HT levels during early development, either through genetic means or perinatal drug treatments have been shown to produce the downstream effect of interfering with the formation of the barrel representation in the primary somatosensory cortex and promoting aggressive and/or anxiety-related behaviors (Xu et al., 2004; Jennings et al., 2006).
The prototype serotonin 5-HT 1B/1D agonist sumatriptan increases the severity of myocardial ischemia during atrial pacing in dogs with coronary artery stenosis.
After rinsing, the specimens were incubated overnight at 4 [degrees]C in a mixture of 1:1000 dilution of Alexa Fluor 488 goat anti-rabbit immunoglobulin G (for both 5-HT and FMRFamide detection; Molecular Probes, Eugene, OR) and Alexa Fluor 633 goat anti-mouse (for tubulin detection; Molecular Probes), both diluted in 0.1 mol [1.sup.-1] PBS-TX.
After a 30-s thermal stimulus, 5 mg/kg INN and 1000 mg/kg MAE significantly increased the levels of 5-HT [P<0.05; F(1,11)=84.36 and F(1,10)=12.18; Figure 2A] and NE [P<0.05, F(1,10)=7.18 and F(1,10)=14.35; Figure 2C] in serum compared to the control group.
Therefore, in the present study, to determine whether 5-HT is critical for the weight loss induced by GLP-1 receptor activation in mice, we examined the effects of liraglutide on daily food intake and body weight over 4 days in mice treated with or without the tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor pchlorophenylalanine (PCPA) for 3 days.
The afterhyperpolarization (AHP) in many types of neurons is reduced by 5-HT, and this effect may be mediated by 5-[HT.sub.7] receptors [19, 32].
Determination of serotonin (5-HT) and its metabolite 5-hydroxyl-indole-3-acetic acid content in the pineal gland