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 (sĕr′ə-tn-ûr′jĭk) also se·ro·to·ni·ner·gic (-tō′nə-nûr′jĭk)
Activated by or capable of liberating serotonin, especially in transmitting nerve impulses: serotonergic neurons; serotonergic drugs.

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(ˌsɛrətəˈnɜːdʒɪk) or


(of a nerve ending) activating or activated by serotonin
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In rats exposed to toluene inhalation, serotonin syndrome was found to arise; that study suggests that toluene inhalation may affect serotonergic function (Yamawaki, Segawa, & Sarai, 1982) according to Ladefoged and coauthors (1991).
The drug, dexfenfluramine, is one of a group called serotonergic anorectic compounds.
A handful of Alzheimer researchers have begun exploring the potential roles of other neurotransmitter systems, including the noradrenergic and serotonergic networks in the brain.
This can be caused by monotherapy or use of multiple serotonergic agents, polypharmacy with a combination of medication classes, drug interactions, or overdose.
SAN FRANCISCO--Hoarding disorder is characterized by a distinct pattern of serotonergic dysfunction different from that seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder or major depression, Sanjaya Saxena, MD, reported at the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
suggest performing research that follows changes in the serotonergic system and depressive symptoms during acute, chronic, and long-term SSRI treatment and after treatment's end.
It stimulates the dopamine (D2) receptors and also inhibits the gamma amino butyric acid release in central nervous system.[sup][1] Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a potentially life-threatening adverse drug reaction to serotonergic medication.
Dysregulation of neurotransmitter systems including the serotonergic, noradrenergic, and GABAergic systems, are implicated in the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders and may be a potential target for anxiolytic treatment.
In fact, numerous studies have shown that the modulation of the serotonergic, noradrenergic, and dopaminergic systems in this animal model underlies the behavioral effects of several antidepressants (10,11).
Moreover, various studies have reported that mood profiles are related with the course of illness and treatment response in non-psychiatric diseases regarding serotonergic dysfunction (13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21).
The second therapy tests serotonergic agonists, a Food and Drug Administration-approved medication used to treat depression.
Serotonin syndrome is usually a consequence of a drug-drug interaction between 2 or more serotonergic agents.