U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: serotonin?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics 17 years experience
Neurotransmitter: Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating molecule between nerve cells).

Similar questions

CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: serotonin syndrome?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Challenging: Complex as can be grouped with neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Characterized by hyperthermia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status, usually associated with medicines that block or deplete dopamine, such as most anti-psychotics, and ssri antidepressants. May be precipitated by fever, infection, high environmental temperatures. Can be life threatening. Treatment quite complex.

Related questions

A 46-year-old member asked:
How is serotonin used by moods?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old female asked:
Can serotonin levels be tested?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
What drinks decrease serotonin levels?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old male asked:
Can low serotonin levels cause pain ?
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
How can I raise serotonin levels naturally?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Apr 21, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.