serotoninergic


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serotoninergic

 [ser″o-to″nin-er´jik]
pertaining to neurons that release serotonin as a neurotransmitter, such as those of the raphe nuclei of the brainstem, or neurons that secrete serotonin as a hormone.

serotoninergic

/sero·to·nin·er·gic/ (ser″o-to″nin-er´jik)
1. containing or activated by serotonin.
2. pertaining to neurons that secrete serotonin.

serotoninergic

pertaining to neurons that release serotonin as a neurotransmitter, as those of the raphe nuclei of the brainstem, or that secrete serotonin as a hormone.
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The serotoninergic projections inhibit dopaminergic function in two different brain regions: the midbrain and the striatum/cortex.
Continuous studies have shown that the mechanism of PD involves many nondopaminergic mechanisms including adenosine receptors (ARs), glutamatergic, adrenergic, serotoninergic, histaminic, and iron chelator pathways.
Regarding the serotoninergic receptors and their functioning, MS does not seem to produce alterations in the 5-HT6 receptor in the HC or the PFC; however, the serotonin levels in the PFC are higher in separated subjects.
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Olanzapine, a thienobenzodiazepine, is an atypical antipsychotic drug with a high affinity for the serotoninergic receptors 5-HT2 and 5-HT6, and a low affinity for 5-HT3 receptors in vitro.
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2A] receptors in dopaminergic pathways has a direct inhibitory effect on the dopamine release, or because of the existence of connexions among dopaminergic and serotoninergic pathways established through GABAergic interneurons, which inhibit dopamine release (Liester and Prickett, 2012).
The effect of the non-opioid component of tramadol is through [alpha-2-agonistic and serotoninergic activities, by inhibiting the reuptake of norepinephrine and 5-hydroxytryptamine (Serotonin) and most likely by displacing stored 5-hydroxytryptamine from nerve endings.