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Serotonin
5-HydroxyTryptamine (5-HT)

A biogenic monoamine (like histamine , epinephrine , norepinephrine ), a neurotransmitter and an important vasoactive substance. A mediator of Immediate Hypersensitivity . Serotonin is one of many mediators released by circulating basophils and tissue mast cells .

 

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