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1. Acetylserotonin
An acetylated (has a CH3CO- group attached) form of the hormone serotonin . Along with serotonin and the hormone melatonin , it is produced in the pineal gland in the brain .

2. APUD cells
"Amine Precursor Uptake and Decarboxylation": a group of apparently unrelated endocrine cell s found throughout the body which have a number of similar characteristics and which make a number of hormone s with similar structures (including serotonin , epinephrine , dopamine , neurotensin, and norepinephrine).

3. Basophil (basiphil)
* A type of white blood cell which can be easily stained with alkaline ( basic ) dyes. It has a nucleus with two lobes and it carries around substances like histamine and a hormone called serotonin. * Any structure, cell, or other bodily object which stains easily with alkaline dyes.

4. Carcinoid syndrome
Carcinoid syndrome consists of facial flushing, head and neck edema, abdominal cramps and diarrhea, bronchospasm, pulmonic and tricuspid valves lesions and increased urinary excretion of 5-HIAA (5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid). It is caused by the proliferation of carcinoid tumors (serotonin-producing neuroendocrine tumors that occur mainly in the small intestine and liver).

5. Carcinoids (gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors)
Yellow, cancerous tumor s of hormone-making cells in the gastrointestinal tract (specifically, they are classed as neuroendocrine or amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation tumors). They produce excess endocrine s such as kallikrein (an activator of bradykinin release) and serotonin . These tumors can be found in the intestine, stomach, or sometimes on the liver. In later stages, this type of cancer causes symptoms such as diarrhea, wheezing, heart murmurs, enlarged liver, and a dusky appearance to the skin. Carcinoids can be diagnosed with a urine test or with a CAT scan.

6. Clomipramine (Anafranil)
This tricyclic prescription drug is used to treat depression and obsessive disorders. It works by inhibiting norepinephrine and serotonin uptake into central nerve terminals. It can cause seizures, heart arrhythmias, and other side effects.

7. Moclobemide (Manerix)
This drug is used to treat depression. It's a short-acting, reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO), and it is a benzamide derivative which inhibits the deamination of serotonin , norepinephrine and dopamine .

8. Monoamine oxidase (MAO)
An enzyme that breaks down certain neurotransmitter s, including dopamine , serotonin , and noradrenaline .

9. Paxil (paroxetine)
A common prescription anti-depressant drug; it is classed as a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor," or SSRI, which functionally means that it increases the levels of serotonin in the body. This drug, as is the case with other SSRIs, can be dangerous if they're mixed with other drugs such as other antidepressants, illicit drugs (LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine), some antihistamines (Seldane, Histmanal), some antibiotic s, and calcium channel blockers. Side effects include lethargy, confusion, flushing, sweating and muscle spasms. Overdose can cause damage to red blood cells, breathing problems and kidney damage.

10. Pineal gland (pineal body)
A small, flat gland found within the brain which produces the hormone s melatonin and serotonin .


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