Serotonin

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Serotonin, also called 5-hydroxytryptamine or 5HT for short, is a neurotransmitter that is derived from tryptophan and is involved in sleep, depression, memory and some neurological processes.
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Serotonin (C<sub>10</sub><sub></sub><sub></sub>H<sub>12</sub>N<sub>2</sub>O)&nbsp;, also called 5-hydroxytryptamine or 5HT for short,&nbsp;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.&nbsp;<ref name="medical news today">http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232248.php</ref>

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Serotonin (C10H12N2O) , also called 5-hydroxytryptamine or 5HT 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]


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