The Role of Serotonin in Eating Disorders

@article{Leibowitz2012TheRO,
  title={The Role of Serotonin in Eating Disorders},
  author={S. Leibowitz},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={39},
  pages={33-48}
}
  • S. Leibowitz
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • SummaryRecent pharmacological studies have more precisely characterised the nature of the inhibitory effect of brain serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) on feeding behaviour. Thus, the brain sites and receptors involved have been identified, and a possible physiological role of endogenous serotonin in controlling natural patterns of eating and nutrient selection has been defined. The medial hypothalamus is believed to be a critical location in the mediation of serotonin’s action. Specifically, the… CONTINUE READING
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