The Effects of Lipid Peroxide on Blood Platelet Serotonin

  • T. Hiramitsu
  • M. H. Pietraszek
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The pathophysiological roles of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5HT) in cardiovascular diseases as well as in psychiatric syndromes such as, for instance, depression, have been documented. Serotonin is released from aggregating platelets. Platelet aggregation may play a role in the process of myocardial ischemia and/or infarction.1


Lipid Peroxide Linoleic Acid Platelet Aggregation Serotonin Release Serotonin Concentration 
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© Springer Japan 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hiramitsu
    • 1
  • M. H. Pietraszek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHamamatsu University School of MedicineHanda-choJapan
  2. 2.PhysiologyHamamatsu University School of MedicineHanda-choJapan

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