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How is serotonin released?

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Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Your own cells: There are some precursors like L Tryptophane but your own neurons will synthesize it in very selective areas where this neurotransmission takes place. FkFl
Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Complex: It is a neurotransmitter, mostly in the brain and the gi system. It is released when that neuron electrically achieves an action potential, based on its interactions with other neurons. Those interactions are complex. What is more complex is the many different kinds of receptors, which do many different things.

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