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1

Where is the storage of serotonin?

platelets, neurons, GI tract in enterochomaffin cells

2

Do carcinoid tumors enhance release of serotonin?

yes

3

What increases enterochomaffin release of serotonin?

mechanical stimulation, hypertonicity, NOR, vagal

4

What type of receptors are the 5HT receptors?

all are GPCR except 5HT-3 which is ligand gated ion channel

5

How does 5 HT 1 a,b, e, f acts in what way?

decrease ad. cyclase, Gi/o coupled
***5HT1A incr. AD. cylase in heart only

6

How does 5 HT 1 D acts?

up PLC, Up NO, G q coupled

7

How does 5 ht 2 ABC act?

up PLC up CA2, Gq coupled

8

What are the cardiovascular actions of 5 HT2 receptors?

1. direct vasoconstriction of vascular smooth muscle
2. platelet aggregation

9

What are the CV effects of 5 HT1 receptors?

1. indirect vasodilation- receptors on sympathetic neurons inhibit release of vasoconstrictor NOR
2. endothelial receptors promote release of vasodilator NO and prostaglandins

10

What does 5 HT3 receptor mediated activation lead to?

reflex bradycardia due to stimulation of sensory nerve endings--> inhibition of SNA and increased activity of cardiac vagus nerve

11

What are the smooth muscle actions of serotonin?

contracts GI and bronchiolar
[diarrhea associated with carcinoid syndrome due to effects on GI smooth muscle]

12

What are 5HT3 and 4 receptors therapeutic for

nausea, emesis, and bowel disorders

13

IS cyproheptadine an H1 antagonist too?

Yes--so side effects are drowsiness and GI disturbances

14

What other receptors do ketansein block?

alpha 1 adrenergic- on VSM

15

T-F- ergot alkaloids have both agonist and antagonist actions?

True

16

What is the mechanism of serotonin receptor agonist triptans?

1. activation of pre junctional 5HT receptors on sensory nerves resulting in blockade of trigeminovascular system--> inhibited release of inflammatory peptides
2. vasoconstriction secondarily, via 5HT 1 D receptors in cranial blood vessels

17

Which triptan is more lipophilic, rapidly absorbed, and has a longer half life?

zolmitripan

18

An inverse agonist of 5HT2A receptors would impair what 3 things?

platelet aggregation, arterial constriction, and thickening of vessel wall [maybe prevent MI and stroke]