What is Serotonin? - Definition & Function


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Where is the majority of serotonin in the body found?

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1. What is the most widely prescribed type of antidepressant in the world?

2. Which of these is a potential side effect of taking SSRI's?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of this topic will be tested through questions on what serotonin is, the uses of serotonin, and how SSRI's help with depression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test what you know regarding:

  • The location of most of serotonin found in human body
  • The most widely prescribed antidepressant
  • Potential side effects of SSRI's
  • A syndrome that can result from too much serotonin in the body
  • Natural ways to boost serotonin levels

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the serotonin lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about the uses of serotonin in a different light
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the benefits of increasing serotonin in the body and the risks

Additional Learning

With the help of the lesson called What is Serotonin? - Definition & Function, you will be able to get more information on this agent. You will also learn enough to meet the following objectives:

  • Identify what serotonin is and where the majority of it is located in the body
  • Recall the uses of serotonin and how SSRI's treat depression
  • Review the side effects of taking SSRI's and of serotonin syndrome
  • Understand natural ways to increase serotonin levels