"Serotonin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
- 5 Hydroxytryptamine
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Serotonin" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Serotonin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.