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What is serotonin?

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Serotonin is a chemical messenger, called a neurotransmitter, that acts on blood vessels and pain control pathways in the brain; some medications which affect serotonin levels are used to prevent headaches. Serotonin is also responsible for controlling mood, attention, sleep, and pain.

From: Migraine and Headache Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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SOURCES: Mayo Clinic. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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