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Mesh term Serotonin

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Autacoids
Tryptamines

Description

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.


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5-Methoxytryptamine
Bufotenin


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jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0