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

  • adj. Activated by or capable of liberating serotonin, especially in transmitting nerve impulses: serotonergic neurons; serotonergic drugs.

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  • adj. Containing or releasing serotonin.


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

seroton(in) + -ergic.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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  • 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.


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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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  • All motivated and active emotional behaviors including feeding, drinking, sex, aggression, play, and practically every other activity except sleep, appear to be reduced as serotonergic activity increases.

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