serotonergic

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

Definition of serotonergic 

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

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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

serotonin + -ergic

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serotonergic

adjective
se·​ro·​to·​ner·​gic | \ˌsir-ə-tə-ˈnər-jik \
variants: or serotoninergic \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˌtō-​nə-​ˈnər-​jik \

Medical Definition of serotonergic 

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

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