Meaning of serotonergic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛrətə(ʊ)ˈnəːdʒɪk/


  • Denoting a nerve ending that releases and is stimulated by serotonin.

    ‘The juvenile, which forms within the larval ectoderm, independently develops a serotonergic system.’
    • ‘Reversal of social status via serotonergic activation appears to mimic chronic serotonergic activity.’
    • ‘In reduced preparations, subthreshold stimuli increased action potential activity in identified serotonergic neurons.’
    • ‘Cognitive impairment is believed to be related to changes in the structural components of serotonergic neurons.’
    • ‘Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders is shifting away from benzodiazepines toward serotonergic antidepressants.’