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  • Serotonin and Its Uses Essays

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    Serotonin and Its Uses Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a neurotransmitter in the brain that has an enormous influence over many brain functions. It is synthesized, from the amino acid L-tryptophan, in brain neurons and stored in vesicles. Serotonin is found in three main areas of the body: the intestinal wall; large constricted blood vessels; and the central nervous system. The most widely studied effects have been those on the central nervous system. The functions of serotonin are

  • Essay on Commonality of Synesthesia Induced by Serotonin

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    support the notion that the uptake of serotonin in the S2a receptors has some correlation to synesthetic experience, yet it is unclear which S2a receptors were specifically looked at. Berit Brogaard recently conducted a study that looked at Brang and Ramachandran’s serotonin hypothesis across drug-induced and acquired forms of synesthesia. Brogaard states that “it has been shown in several studies that psychedelic hallucinogens that function primarily as serotonin agonists,” such as LSD, often induce

  • Chemical Evaluation Of Zinc Effects At 5 Ht1ar And Serotonin Neurotransmission

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    Our present study represents a further pharmacological evaluation of zinc effects at 5-HT1AR and serotonin neurotransmission in the context of zinc antidepressant-like activity. Since the role of postsynaptic 5-HT1AR in the pathophysiology of depression and in the action of antidepressants is widely discussed in the literature (see [9] for review), our present study evaluated the effect of zinc at postsynaptic 5-HT1AR in the PFC and Hp of rats after acute and chronic zinc treatments. Neither acute

  • The Effects Of Serotonin On The Central Nervous System Essay

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    is due to a deficiency of serotonin. Serotonin is regarded by many people as the basic neurotransmitter, or chemical hormone, that regulates mood. It plays the central role in the regulation of human mood and temperament. Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which works with the excitatory sympathetic systems, like adrenaline and dopamine, in the central nervous system. Most widely researched are the effects on the central nervous system. An oversupply of serotonin can occur, though it is not

  • The Effect of Serotonin on the Brain in Suicide Patients Essay

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    The Effect of Serotonin on the Brain in Suicide Patients While this writer had some rudimentary knowledge of the impact serotonin had on the brain, "Why? The Neuroscience of Suicide" by Carol Ezzell piqued my curiosity on the role levels of serotonin and the process by which it is absorbed in the brain affect suicidal patients. This article was recently posted on the Neurology and Behavior website as supplemental reading for neurology and behavior's spring semester 2003 class. In this article

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors ( Ssris )

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    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been prescribed by physicians for many years now. One reason SSRIs are so popular is because of the many mental disorders they can be used for such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, and many more (Weitzel & Jiwanlal, 2001). The four major types of SSRIs that are most commonly used by people with mental disorders are fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and citalopram hydrobromide (Celexa);

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor ( Ssri )

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    Escitalopram is a second generation antidepressant; a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety related disorders. It is generic for Lexapro and was approved by the FDA in 2012 for adults and children 12 years and older who suffer from major depressive disorder and adults who have generalized anxiety disorder. (FDA, 2012). Since its approval, Escitalopram has also been used in the treatment of Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Prediction Of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Response Using Diffusion ­ Weighted

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    of the paper? #5, Title: “Prediction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor response using diffusion­weighted MRI” Outline of the Main Points to be included in your Poster Presentation of your article WHY: The purpose of this article was to present findings of a study that analyzed the difference in serotonin uptake in the brain between patients who remitted to SSRI antidepressants and those who did not. WHAT: I hope to learn more about serotonin uptake in the brain (specifically in the amygdala

  • The Effects Of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

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    depression has estimates of a 1-year prevalence as high as 2.5% in children and 8.3% in adolescence (Valnuck, Libby, Sills, Giese, & Allen, 2004). This is a tragic suffering experienced by many youths, but in 1987 there was the introduction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). At first glance, antidepressants may seem to be the answer to a parent of a depressed child’s prayers, however they are accompanied by a terrifying potential side effect (Isacsson, Holmgren, & Ahlner, 2005). In 2004

  • Ssri 's For Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

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    SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. These medications are in a class of drugs called antidepressants. Antidepressants first started being marketed in the late nineteen nineties to adults for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Studies done during this time showed that SSRI’s had less negative side effects compared to depression medications that were already being used. Prozac was the first drug in this classification of antidepressants. Today not only are SSRI’s used for