Serotonin - definition from

[(Science: biochemistry, hormone) A neurotransmitter and hormone (176 kD), found in vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. It is synthesised from the amino acid tryptophan by enterochromaffin cells in the gut and bronchi. It is metabolised to 5-HIAA in the liver and then excreted in the urine. serotonin is measured on a venipuncture specimen in cases of suspected carcinoid syndrome (where it will be elevated). The normal range is 101 to 283 ng/ml. Acronym: 5-HT

MediLexicon 5-HT - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term '5-HT'

[1. Abbreviation for 5-hydroxytryptamine.

Molecular Formula: C10H12N2O

InChI: InChI=1/C10H12N2O/c11-4-3-7-6-12-10-2-1-8(13)5-9(7)10/h1-2,5-6,12-13H,3-4,11H2

SMILES: NCCc1c[nH]c2ccc(O)cc12

CAS number 50-67-9


    PubChem CID 5202
    Beilstein =143524
    CAS 50-67-9 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 28790
    Kegg C00780
    PubChem ID 11122221
    PubChem ID 4041