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 serotoninergic (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 Medication can also be helpful, particularly serotonergic antidepressants. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, "If You Love Someone With OCD, You May Need to Stop Reassuring Them That Everything Is OK," 19 July 2018 Medication can also be helpful, particularly serotonergic antidepressants. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, "If You Love Someone With OCD, You May Need to Stop Reassuring Them That Everything Is OK," 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 6 Jul. 2020.

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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 serotoninergic (audio) \

Medical Definition of serotonergic

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

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