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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.

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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]
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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]
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serotonin

A neurotransmitter in the brain, involved in sleep, mood, etc.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations
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serotonin

[ˌserəʊˈtəʊnɪn] Nserotonina f
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serotonin

[ˌsɛrəʊˈtəʊnɪn] nsérotonine m
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serotonin

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

n serotonina
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References in periodicals archive ?
In 1937, 5-HT has been found in the enterochromaffin cells of the gastrointestinal tract, and was named enteramine because of its believed implications in the intestinal smooth muscle contraction.
Identification of enteramine, the specific hormone of the enterochromaffin cell system, as 5-hydroxytryptamine.