The role of serotonin in the pathogenesis of hypertension which is one of the main symptoms of preeclampsia is of growing importance. The levels of serotonin (5-Hydroxytryptamin or 5-HT) and its metabolite, 5-Hydroxyindolacetic acid (5-HIAA) in twenty-four hour urine samples taken from severe preeclamptic and normotensive pregnant women were determined by colon chromotography and spectrophotometry. In preeclamptic pregnant women there was a significant increase in 5-HT levels (P
Preeclampsia, Serotonin (5-HT), 5-Hydoxyindolacetic acid (5-HIAA).
VURAL, PERVİN; AKGÜL, CEMİL; CANBAZ, MUKADDES; and YILDIRIM, ALKAN (1999) "Urinary Serotonin and 5-Hydroxyindolacetic Acid Levels in Preeclampsia," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 2, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol29/iss2/12