Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Activated by or capable of liberating serotonin, especially in transmitting nerve impulses.

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  • adjective Containing or releasing serotonin.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[seroton(in) + –ergic.]

Examples

  • In the rat experiments, the researchers injected so-called serotonergic agonists, a compound that mimics the effect of the neurotransmitter serotonin and activates receptors in the central and peripheral nervous system.

    News

  • It will be a potential medical disaster because most catatonic-like states are now caused by drug toxicity, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome from the antipsychotic drugs and serotonin syndrome from the serotonergic antidepressants.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: FDA Panel Recommends Testing of ECT Machines

  • It will be a potential medical disaster because most catatonic-like states are now caused by drug toxicity, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome from the antipsychotic drugs and serotonin syndrome from the serotonergic antidepressants.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: FDA Panel Recommends Testing of ECT Machines

  • And a close look at the statistics showed that the strongly serotonergic drugs were the ones that improved mood—as opposed to the other items on the HAM-D—most dramatically.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Lowry CA, et al. Identification of an immune-responsive mesolimbocortical serotonergic system: Potential role in regulation of emotional behavior.

    Dr. Larry Dossey: "Is Dirt the New Prozac?"

  • Now, thanks to an active online community, and organizations like Cluster Busters, some sufferers are finding relief in an unlikely treatment: the serotonergic psychedelic drugs LSD and psilocybin, two chemicals that helped fuel the psychedelic revelry of the 1960s.

    The Psychedelic Solution

  • Comparative study of fluoxetine, sibutramine, sertraline and dexfenfluramine on the morphology of serotonergic nerve terminals using serotonin immunohistochemistry.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: Pregnant Mothers Should Not Take SSRI Antidepressants

  • Several serotonergic receptor agonists are in clinical trials for the treatment of obesity.

    A tale of two studies | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Dailey, J. W., and Reigel, C.E. Noradrenergic and serotonergic determinants of seizure susceptibility and severity in genetically epilepsy-prone rates.

    Santa Fe Pediatrician Regales Hawaii Legislative Committee with Dangers of Aspartame

  • Remember, most psychedelics including both LSD and psilocybin increase 5-HT2A receptors and thereby reduce the inhibiting effect of serotonergic neurons on other transmitters.

    L.S.D., R.I.P.

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