October 2013
Toxicology
Peer Reviewed

PROFILE

  • Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) is a biogenic amine naturally present in the body and stored primarily in the presynaptic nerve terminals of the CNS, enterochromaffin cells, and platelets.
  • Serotonin functions in neurotransmission, intestinal motility, regulation of vasomotor tone and blood pressure, and platelet aggregation.
    • Systemic levels in the circulation are normally low
  • Systemic levels in the circulation are normally low

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