Serotonin

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Serotonin (C10H12N2O) , also called 5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT for short, is a neurotransmitter that is derived from tryptophan and is involved in sleep, depression, memory and some neurological processes. It is often associated with depression as it is thought that a lack of it can lead to a low mood and is therefore often included in some anti-depressant drugs. However, the majority of serotonin levels in the body are found in the intestinal tract where they maintain intestinal movements [1][2].

References

  1. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232248.php
  2. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232248.php

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