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Re: kind of freaking out re: AD's

Posted by Caleb462 on May 8, 2003, at 3:50:13

In reply to Re: kind of freaking out re: AD's Caleb462, posted by bookgurl99 on May 7, 2003, at 23:18:56

> what is a 5-HT2c receptor?


Serotonin has many receptors in the brain that it attaches to and causes a reaction. The 5-HT2c is one of these receptors. When serotonin activates a 5-HT2c receptor, it's basically telling the brain "don't release dopamine here". When you take an SSRI, the 5-HT2c receptors become activated to a much greater degree due to all the excess serotonin, which means a larger inhibition of dopamine.


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