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Specific Systems of the Reticular Core: Serotonin

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Intrinsic Regulatory Systems of the Brain

  1. G. K. Aghajanian1,
  2. C. P. Vandermaelen2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010404

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Aghajanian, G. K. and Vandermaelen, C. P. 2011. Specific Systems of the Reticular Core: Serotonin. Comprehensive Physiology. 237–256.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, and Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, Connecticut

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, Connecticut

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Regulation of Serotonergic Neurons
    • 1.1
      Intrinsic Regulation
    • 1.2
      γ-Aminobutyric Acid and Substance P Inputs to Serotonergic Neurons
    • 1.3
      Noradrenergic Input to Serotonergic Neurons
  • 2
    Postsynaptic Actions of Serotonin
    • 2.1
      Serotonergic Inhibition
    • 2.2
      Serotonergic Excitation and Facilitation
  • 3
    Summary
    • 3.1
      Regulation of Serotonergic Neurons
    • 3.2
      Postsynaptic Actions of Serotonin
    • 3.3
      Speculations on Function of Serotonin