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Question 1:
What is Serotonin also known as?
5-Hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT
3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholanoic acid
Kojic acid, 5-Hydroxy-2--4-pyrone, 2-Hydroxymethyl-5-hydroxy-u03B3-pyrone

Question 2: Examples are plants from the Anadenanthera genus that are used in the ________ yopo snuff.
Psychoactive drugPsychedelic drugPsychedelics, dissociatives and deliriantsDrug

Question 3: In a ________ strain 50% of the mutants died during the first four weeks, but in a mixed strain 90% survived.
Breed registryHorsePurebredHorse breeding

Question 4:
What is the chemical name of Serotonin (IUPAC)
Chromium nitride
calcium; 2-hydroxypropanoate; -2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoate

Question 5: Extremely high levels of serotonin can have toxic and potentially fatal effects, causing a condition known as ________.
Serotonin syndromeHuntington's diseaseParkinson's diseaseAlzheimer's disease

Question 6: [35] 5HT2B receptors also activate osteoblasts, which build up bone[36] However, serotonin also activates ________, which degrade bone.

Question 7: [41] Two independent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine in January 2007, implicated pergolide along with ________ in causing valvular heart disease.

Question 8: However, tryptophan and its metabolite ________ (5-HTP), from which serotonin is synthesized, can and do cross the blood-brain barrier.

Question 9: Serotonin is one compound of the poison contained in ________ (Urtica dioica), where it causes pain on injection in the same manner as its presence in insect venoms (see above).
United KingdomUnited StatesStinging nettlePlant

Question 10: Some believed it contained ________, but two years later Erspamer was able to show that it was a previously unknown amine which he named enteramine.

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