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serotonin


The drug, ecstasy, triggers the release of serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin in the brain.
  a neurotransmitter associated with sleep, depression, and memory
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  • The drug, ecstasy, triggers the release of serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin in the brain.
  • Neurons and mastocytes dump serotonin into my bloodstream.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Reptile saliva contains serotonin, which causes tremendous pain.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Interestingly, Zoloft and Prozac — the serotonin drugs — don’t seem to help smokers to quit.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point

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  • A mood is a compound of neurotransmitters: Too much acetylcholine, not enough serotonin, and you’ve got a depression.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • "Serotonin," Guitierrez said.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • There was, as expected, a great deal of serotonin.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The world in this case means everything out-or inside our bodies, including serotonin levels in the brain.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • It’s a long way from not having enough serotonin to thinking the world is "stale, flat and unprofitable",— even further to writing a play about a man driven by that thought.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Then all the dendrites and neurons and serotonin levels and interpreters collect themselves and trot over to the corner.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted

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  • Drugs like Zoloft and Prozac work because they prompt the brain to produce more serotonin: they compensate, in other words, for the deficit of serotonin that some depressed people suffer from.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Drugs like Zoloft and Prozac work because they prompt the brain to produce more serotonin: they compensate, in other words, for the deficit of serotonin that some depressed people suffer from.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • For example, depression is believed to be the result, at least in part, of a problem in the production of certain key brain chemicals, in particular the neurotransmitters known as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • (It never says, "You’re a little depressed because your serotonin level has dropped.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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Associated words [difficulty]:   serotonin [7] , endorphin [7] , dopamine [8] , SSRIs [7] , dopamine [8] , neurotransmitter [8]
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