serotonin molecule necklace
The substance - a.k.a. "happiness hormone"
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for your happiness! Most anti-depressants focus on the production of serotonin. In humans, it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. It mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity.
In 1935, Italian Vittorio Erspamer showed an extract from enterochromaffin cells made intestines contract. Some believed it contained adrenaline, but two years later, Erspamer was able to show it was a previously unknown amine, which he named "enteramine". In 1948, Maurice M. Rapport, Arda Green, and Irvine Page of the Cleveland Clinic discovered a vasoconstrictor substance in blood serum, and since it was a serum agent affecting vascular tone, they named it serotonin. In 1952, enteramine was shown to be the same substance as serotonin, and as the broad range of physiological roles was elucidated, the abbreviation 5-HT of the proper chemical name 5-hydroxytryptamine became the preferred name in the pharmacological field.
Serotonin, 5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine, Enteramine, Thrombocytin, 3-(β-Aminoethyl)-5-hydroxyindole, Thrombotonin.
All pendants are made out of stainless steel (except the special edition made out of brass). Chains are 48 cm long.
- Pendant finish is either bronze, nickel, matte black or polished brass (for the special edition);
- Available on a black chain, bronze chain or a strong wax thread;
- Closes with a lobster clasp.
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