Effect of Electroanesthesia upon Circulating Serotonin
It is well known that serotonin occurs in high concentrations in various structures within the brain, but the physiological significance of this substance has not been clearly identified (1). Jouvet has suggested that serotonin plays a role in the sleep process (2). Other authors have suggested changes in dihydroxyphenylalinine and dopamine during electroanesthesia (EA) (3). However, there has been little investigation on the changes occurring in serotonin levels during electroanesthesia. In these studies, 5-hydroxytryptamine was assayed before, during, and after the application of electroanesthesia in six primates.
KeywordsBiological Tissue Biogenic Amine Physiological Significance Untreated Animal Serotonin Level
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