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5-hydroxytryptophan


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A precursor of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine), synthesized in the brain from dietary tryptophan, an amino acid that, unlike serotonin itself, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. 5-HTP abbrev.

Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.


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