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5-HT
 
5-hydroxytryptamine
 



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5-hydroxytryptamine

 
5-HT, or Serotonin - is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone. Serotonin is produced from the amino acid tryptophan. This is hydroxylated and converted within the neuron into 5-hydroxytryptophan, which is then decarboxylated to produce 5-HT.

 

 
 




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