What is the role of serotonin in the pathogenesis of delirium?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Serotonin: Human and animal studies have found that serotonin is increased in patients with hepatic encephalopathy and septic delirium. Hallucinogens such as LSD act as agonists at the site of serotonin receptors. Serotonergic agents also can cause delirium.


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