What is serotonin syndrome?
Serotonin syndrome is a condition where there is an abnormally high concentration of a brain hormone (neurotransmitter) known as serotonin. The nerve cells of the brain produce various chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are used to communicate with other cells, including other nerve cells or muscle cells. Serotonin is one such chemical that plays an important role in the transmission of nerve impulses between nerve cells (neurons). However, an abnormally increased concentration of serotonin in the brain can disrupt normal nerve communication and function and even lead to death.