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any small compartment

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a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

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small room in which a monk or nun lives

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LX1031 acts locally on enterochromaffin cells in the GI tract to inhibit tryptophan hydroxylase, the rate-limiting enzyme in the synthesis of serotonin," explained Dr.
Serotonin (5'-hydroxy tryptamine; 5-HT) is a bioamine, which is synthesized from L-tryptophan mainly in enterochromaffin cells of the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system.
The function of 5-HT released from enterochromaffin cells is terminated by the reuptake of serotonin reuptake transporter (SERT) in a secretive event.
Briefly, the released 5-HT from enterochromaffin cells activates primary afferent nerves in the submucosal and myenteric plexus via 5-H[T.
In midgut carcinoids derived from enterochromaffin cells located in the small intestines, cecal region, and ascending colon (10), serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is the major metabolic product.