serotonergic neuron


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serotonergic neuron

A nerve cell that uses serotonin as its neurotransmitter.
See also: neuron
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These findings and the new tools in neuroscience that it brings to the table will help us understand the role of serotonergic neurons in many human disorders," he said.
Because of the absence of peripheral neuronal cell bodies immunoreactive to 5-HT antibodies, this plexus was thought to originate from central serotonergic neurons (Moroz et al.
scutum, which collectively include the ampullary neuron and medial serotonergic neuron, correspond to the medial dendritic grouping in opisthobranch veligers, which also includes a single ampullary and serotonergic sensory neuron (Kempf et al.
Loss of brainstem serotonergic neurons impairs autoresuscitation in neonate rats: Is this relevant to the sudden infant death syndrome?
Effect of xanthone from Kielmeyera coriacea stems on serotonergic neurons of the median raphe nucleus.
Freewheel running prevents learned helplessness/ behavioral depression: Role of dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons.
On the other hand, hypocretin inhibits the activity of noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons, thereby forming a negative feedback loop with these neurons.
The rate of firing of serotonergic neurons in the brain increases as the level of behavioral arousal increases; thus increased serotonin levels would be more likely to influence brain function at higher levels of arousal.
Activity of medullary serotonergic neurons in freely moving animals.
These serotonergic neurons connect to other neurons located throughout the CNS, including neurons in the cerebral cortex and other forebrain structures.
Animal studies suggest that ecstasy is neurotoxic, producing long-term damage to the distal axons of serotonergic neurons.
They have focused closely on the ventral medulla--a complex of neuronal formations along the ventral, ventromedial, and ventrolateral rim of the medulla that is part of a system of serotonergic neurons.