What is the role of serotonin and dopamine in the etiology of burning mouth syndrome (BMS)?

Updated: Jan 22, 2018
  • Author: Vincent D Eusterman, MD, DDS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

In addition to serotonin, alterations in dopamine transmission and nigrostriatal pathway abnormalities have been suggested as a root cause for the dysesthesia. [37] Whether parafunctional habits relate to dopamine transmission is unclear.


Source Article: Burning Mouth Syndrome: Proposed Etiologies

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!