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Drugs affecting 5-hydroxytryptamine function

Abstract

Drugs that affect 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT; serotonin) systems are used to treat a wide range of conditions including migraine, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, obesity, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting; some are also ‘recreational’. This article provides a broad classification of 5-HT receptors and the drugs that affect their function.

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