Introduction: Carcinoid syndrome (CS) occurs when metastatic carcinoid tumors secrete large amounts of serotonin (5-HT) and other bioactive substances into systemic circulation, causing a variety of symptoms, including GI symptoms such as profound diarrhea. Reduction in 5-HT production by the tumor would be expected to improve symptoms in patients with CS.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Presenting Author: Jay L Mitchell
, TPH inhibitor
, tryptophan hydroxylase
, clinical trial
, serotonin synthesis inhibitor
, irritable bowel syndrome