Serotonin Syndrome Serotonin Toxicity - Psychology

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04-05-2023 • 17分

"...Serotonin syndrome also known as serotonin toxicity is a potentially life-threatening condition due to excessive serotonin levels in the body this can come from using the medication as a therapy due to drug interactions recreational drug use or even intentional overdoses the end result is an increased in the amount of serotonin in the synaptic cleft able to bind serotonin receptors, for example, selective serotonin reuptake Inhibitors like Citalopram inhibit the reuptake of Serotonin into the presynaptic neuron meaning more is available to bind the postsynaptic receptors monoamine oxidase Inhibitors likes alleged lean prevent the breakdown of Serotonin so more is available SSRIs tend to be the most common cause was because of their widespread use while monoamine oxidase Inhibitors tend to produce the more severe cases other medications include serotonin noradrenaline reuptake it is tricyclic antidepressants serotonin modulators and tryptophan supplementation as it is converted and leads to serotonin formation opioids amphetamines and cocaine also increase serotonin release serotonin is found mostly in the gastrointestinal system it is carried by platelets and also exerts a acts on the central nervous system within the CNS it has rules in attention mood sleep cognition and thermoregulation in the other systems it is involved in vasoconstriction gastrointestinal motility uterine contraction and..." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit