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apparently serotonergic means 'pertaining to or affecting serotonin'. So does serotonergic function mean function of serotonin or functions that affect serotonin. And does serotonergic dysfunction mean dysfunctions of serotonin or dysfunctions that affect serotonin?
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Serotonergic function implies that it is the outcome of the effect produced by the molecule itself. Therefore the ability of serotonin to bind to a receptor and elicit an effect is a serotonergic function and thus the dysfunction is simply the inverse, the inability of the molecule to elicit an effect.
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Serotonergic function implies that it is the outcome of the effect produced by the molecule itself. Therefore the ability of serotonin to bind to a receptor and elicit an effect is a serotonergic function and thus the dysfunction is simply the inverse, the inability of the molecule to elicit an effect.
but then my tutor said serotonergic function and serotonin function isn't the same thing, what is the difference between these words?
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Let me rephrase slightly, the serotonergic function is that of the production of serotonin e.g in the serotonergic system of the brain which produces the serotonin where it elicits an effect. So quite simply it is pertaining to the production of the molecule whereas dysfunction is implying a deficit or issue with said production.
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