Figure 242

Steps involved in the synthesis and metabolic degradation of serotonin.

distinct mammalian receptor subtypes for serotonin have been established, not all of which have been identified in the brain. They are characterized as 5-HT1, 5-HT2,... 5-HT7 subsets. There are at least five subtypes of the 5-HT1 subset and three receptor subtypes for the 5-HT2 subset. The interested reader may explore the various subsets and subtypes in the work by Hoyer et al. listed at the end of this chapter.

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