Clinical use of the determination of serotonin in whole blood.


Whole blood serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) was assayed, and factors possibly influencing 5-HT content were investigated in healthy controls. No significant circadian rhythm or effect of dexamethasone or meals was observed. After use of fluvoxamine, a specific 5-HT reuptake inhibitor, the whole-blood 5-HT concentration of patients was strongly reduced… (More)


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