Wikia

Psychology Wiki

Serotonin agonists

Talk0
34,141pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 17:10, January 27, 2008 by Dr Joe Kiff (Talk | contribs)

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)


A serotonin receptor agonist is a compound that activates serotonin receptors, mimicking the effect of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

There are various serotonin receptors

5-HT1A receptor

Buspirone, a 5-HT1A receptor agonist that is an anxiolytic medication.

5-HT1D receptor

Triptans are 5-HT1D receptor agonists that are used to abort migraine attacks.

5-HT2A receptor

Hallucinogens like LSD, mescaline and psilocybin act as 5-HT2A agonists, and action at this receptor is thought to be primarily responsible for their hallucinogenic effects (although the 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C receptors are also involved to a lesser extent)

5-HT4 receptor

Cisapride is a 5-HT4 receptor agonist that has been used to treat disorders of gastrointestinal motility.

See also

External links

Template:Serotonin agonists

Template:Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders Template:Antimigraine preparations

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki