Awakening the sleeping giant: anatomy and plasticity of the brain serotonergic system.

@article{Azmitia1991AwakeningTS,
  title={Awakening the sleeping giant: anatomy and plasticity of the brain serotonergic system.},
  author={Efrain Charles Azmitia and Patricia Mack Whitaker-Azmitia},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1991},
  volume={52 Suppl},
  pages={4-16}
}
The serotonergic neurons of the mammalian brain comprise one of the most expansive chemical systems known. The cell bodies are largely confined to the midline (raphe) region of the brain stem in two general clusters: a superior group that consists of the dorsal raphe nucleus (B-7 and B-6), median raphe nucleus (B-8 and B-5), caudal linear nucleus (rostral B-8), and supralemniscal nucleus (B-9), and an inferior group that consists of nucleus raphe obscurus (B-2), nucleus raphe pallidus (B-1… CONTINUE READING
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