With computer modeling, an initial three-component pharmacophore for specific 5-HT3 receptor ligands ICS-205-930 (1), ondansetron (2), zacopride (3), and 3-[2-(guanidinylmethyl)-4-thiazolyl]indol (4) has been identified. Two parts represent electrostatic interactions, one as a hydrogen-bond-donating interaction and the other as a hydrogen-bond-accepting interaction. The third part is represented by a plane in which the lipophilic aromatic groups align. The generation of the pharmacophore relies on the interactions of these ligands with probe atoms representative of a possible hydrogen-bond donor or hydrogen-bond acceptor within the receptor. A carboxylate oxygen was used as a hydrogen-bond-accepting probe and a serine-like hydroxyl was utilized as a hydrogen-bond-donating probe.