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Preferred Term:

serotonin

Definition:
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.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • hydroxytryptamine
  • enteramine
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine
  • 5-HT
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/1515
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