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Abstract

Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT), along with dopamine and norepinephrine, is one of the biogenic amines. But unlike dopamine and norepinephrine, which are catecholamines, 5-HT is derived from an indole nucleus and is therefore classified as an indoleamine. Although the major focus of current research on serotonin concerns its role in the nervous system, historically the amine became known by viture of its presence in the blood and gut (see Cooper et al., 1978; Douglas, 1980).

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Serotonin Receptor Myenteric Plexus Input Resistance Dorsal Raphe Dorsal Raphe Nucleus 
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