serotonergic

adjective
se·​ro·​to·​ner·​gic | \ ˌsir-ə-tə-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce serotonergic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly serotoninergic \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˌtō-​nə-​ˈnər-​jik How to pronounce serotonergic (audio) \

Definition of serotonergic

: liberating, activated by, or involving serotonin in the transmission of nerve impulses a serotonergic neuron serotonergic pathways

Examples of serotonergic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Araujo, in preclinical studies, its latest group of compounds maintain the high potency of 5-MeO-DMT but are devoid of the serotonergic effects. Amanda Siebert, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Agin-Liebes explained that due to legal restraints associated with the Controlled Substances Act, officials essentially hit the pause button on human clinical research with classic serotonergic psychedelics—up until recently. Benjamin Adams, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Compass Pathways recently launched a Drug Discovery Center at Philadelphia’s University of Sciences, where lead researcher Jason Wallach claims to have already synthesized 100 new serotonergic compounds. John Semley, The New Republic, 8 Mar. 2021 Medication can also be helpful, particularly serotonergic antidepressants. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, 19 July 2018 Medication can also be helpful, particularly serotonergic antidepressants. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of serotonergic

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serotonergic

seroton(in) + -ergic

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“Serotonergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serotonergic. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for serotonergic

serotonergic

adjective
se·​ro·​to·​ner·​gic | \ ˌsir-ə-tə-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce serotonergic (audio) \
variants: or serotoninergic \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˌtō-​nə-​ˈnər-​jik How to pronounce serotonergic (audio) \

Medical Definition of serotonergic

: liberating, activated by, or involving serotonin in the transmission of nerve impulses

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