Serotonin Pathway: Medications Mechanism of Action

Serotonin Pathway: Medications Mechanism of Action



A: Tryptophan Hydroxylase Inhibitors: p-Chlorophenylalanine

B:5 Hydroxy-Tryptaphan Decarboxylase Inhibitors: Alpha Methyl 5-HT

C:Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI): Tranylcypromine, Pargyline

D:Drugs Preventing Serotonin Storage: Reserpine, Tetrabenazine

E:Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: we all know the examples.

F:Drugs responsible for Releasing Serotonin: p-Chlorophenylalanine, Fenfluramine


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