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Melatonin is



A Serotonergic
B Dopaminergic

C Adrenergic
D Estrogenic

Ans. A Melatonin

1. Melatonin is synthesized by pineal parenchymal cells and secreted by them into the blood and CSF.

2. It is synthesized from serotonin by N-acetylation and O-methylation. Q

3. Formation and metabolism of melatonin -

Tryptophan 5-Hydroxytryptophan 5-Hydroxytryptamine (Serotonin) |

N-Acetyl —5-methoxytryptamine N-Acetyl-Serotonin

(Melatonin)

Metabolism

6-Hydroxymelatomn (in Liver)

and other metabolites (in brain)

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