Serotonergic

Serotonergic

Serotonergic means "related to the neurotransmitter serotonin". A synapse is serotonergic if it uses serotonin as its neurotransmitter. A substance is serotonergic if it is capable of producing, altering, or releasing serotonin.

A serotonergic, or serotonergic agent, is any chemical which functions to enhance the effects mediated by serotonin in the central nervous system, and they include the following classes of chemicals:

* Serotonin precursors (such as tryptophan and 5-HTP)
* Cofactors required in the body's production of serotonin
* Serotonergic enzymes
* Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor - A common class of serotonergic antidepressants
* Noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant - Another class of serotonergic antidepressants
* serotonergic psychedelics - The serotonergic hallucinogenic drugs

ee also

* Cholinergic
* Dopaminergic
* Nootropic


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