Quantitative effects of a neurotoxin upon serotonin levels within tissue compartments of the medicinal leech.

@article{Lent1984QuantitativeEO,
  title={Quantitative effects of a neurotoxin upon serotonin levels within tissue compartments of the medicinal leech.},
  author={Charles M. Lent},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={309-23}
}
The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) content of tissue compartments in the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, was measured by means of high-pressure liquid chromatography coupled with electrochemical detection (HPLC-EC). Each segmental ganglion contains 21.3 +/- 2.9 (9) pmol 5-HT [X +/- SEM (N)]. The pharynx contains 7.1 +/- 1.1 (9) pmol 5-HT/mg wet weight; the salivary glands 3.2 +/- 0.9 (10), ventral body wall 2.0 +/- 0.2 (11), and vasofibrous tissue 1.2 +/- 0.2 (11). The blood of… CONTINUE READING
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