N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine

N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine (enˑ-·sē·tl-fīv′-methˈ·ks·tripˑ·t·mēn),

n an amino acid derivative used for insomnia, longevity, cataract formation inhibitor, jet lag, cancer, weight maintenance; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, melatonin hypersensitivity, cardiovascular disease, hepatic disease, depression, nervous system disorders, renal disease. Also called
melatonin and
MEL.
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