Serotonin receptor agonist
A serotonin receptor agonist is a compound that activates
serotonin receptors, mimicking the effect of the neurotransmitter serotonin.There are various serotonin receptors
Buspirone, a 5-HT1A receptor agonist that is an anxiolyticmedication.
Triptansare 5-HT1D receptor agonists that are used to abort migraineattacks.
Hallucinogens like LSD, mescalineand psilocybinact as 5-HT2A agonists, and action at this receptor is thought to be primarily responsible for their hallucinogenic effects (although the 5-HT1A and 5-HT2C receptors are also involved to a lesser extent)
Cisaprideis a 5-HT4 receptor agonist that has been used to treat disorders of gastrointestinal motility.
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