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A diet deficient in omega-3 fatty acids may lower brain levels of serotonin and cause depression. Complex carbohydrates raise the level of tryptophan in the brain resulting in a calming effect. Vitamin C is also required for the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin (Rosling, Claire, 2004)...
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Binding of 5-HT to the G-coupled, 5-HT receptor activates phospholipase C, which initiates a rapid release of inositol triphosphate and increases intracellular calcium levels. The 5-HT receptor is expressed in the adult cardiovascular system, as well as in the gut and brain (Maroteaux, Luc and Canan G...
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Effect of Acids and Bases   teen depression resulting in alcoholism   If She Only Had A Brain   Right Brain, Left Brain   The Serotonin Syndrome   Omega 3 And Depression   Right Brain, Left Brain   sex differences in hemispheric functioning (sex differences in left brain/right brain)   The Brain   Fatty Acids   Serotonin   Serotonin: A Classic Neurotransmitter Linked with Many Disorders   Th Brain   The Brain   Your Brain  
 
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