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serotonin

noun se·ro·to·nin \ˌsir-ə-ˈtō-nən, ˌser-\

Definition of SEROTONIN

:  a phenolic amine neurotransmitter C10H12N2O that is a powerful vasoconstrictor and is found especially in the brain, blood serum, and gastric mucous membrane of mammals

Origin of SEROTONIN

sero- + tonic + 1-in
First Known Use: 1948

serotonin

noun se·ro·to·nin \ˌsir-ə-ˈtō-nən, ˌser-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEROTONIN

:  a phenolic amine neurotransmitter C10H12N2O that is a powerful vasoconstrictor and is found especially in the brain, blood serum, and gastric mucous membrane of mammals—called also 5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine

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