serotonin antagonist


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Related to serotonin antagonist: Serotonin syndrome, Dopamine antagonist

serotonin antagonist

Any of a class of medications used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting. Examples are ondansetron (Zofran) and granisetron (Kytril).
See also: antagonist
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The doses of the serotonin antagonists were administered as per previous research data regarding their optimal dose related efficacy.
While there are a number of studies comparing ondansetron with conventional antiemetics for PONV, there are a smaller number of studies comparing granisetron with other antiemetics and even fewer comparing the two serotonin antagonists (ondansetron and granisetron) to one another.
Comparison of the effects of the benzodiazepine midazolam and three serotonin antagonists on a consummatory conflict paradigm.
In general, this drug and the serotonin antagonists dolasetron (Anzemet) and granisetron (Kytril) are now felt to be safe.
Cesamet can be effective in people who don't respond to drugs like ondansetron and other serotonin antagonists, said oncologist Paul Daeninck of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

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