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What does 5-HTTLPR stand for?

5-HTTLPR stands for 5-HydroxyTryptamine (serotonin) Transporter Gene-Linked Polymorphic Region

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Tetrabenazine decreases the jerky, involuntary movements of chorea in Huntington's disease by reversibly inhibiting vesicular monoamine transporter 2, depleting monoamines presynaptically and depleting dopamine preferentially over norepinephrine and/or 5-hydroxytryptamine, according to its manufacturer, Prestwick Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Triptans, which are 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor agonists used to treat migraine; and SSRIs and SNRIs, used to treat depression and other mood disorders, are serotonergic drugs.