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Letters Serotonin toxicity

Headache may be caused by activation of 5-HT2A receptors in serotonin toxicity

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2159
  1. Anna Alexander, GP1
  1. 1Gossops Green Medical Centre, Crawley RH11 8TY, UK
  1. annaalexander{at}

Buckley and colleagues discuss the serotonin syndrome.1 Hunter serotonin toxicity criteria include neuromuscular hyperactivity, autonomic hyperactivity, and altered mental state.2 Mild symptoms of serotonin toxicity can be …

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