Glutamatergic transmission in drug reward: implications for drug addiction

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D'Souza, Manoranjan S. (2015)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Neuroscience, volume 9 (issn: 1662-4548, eissn: 1662-453X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00404, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00404/full, pmc: PMC4633516
  • Subject: alcohol | reward | nicotine | heroin | microdialysis | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | cocaine | prefrontal cortex | RC321-571 | Review | Pharmacology | nucleus accumbens

Individuals addicted to drugs of abuse such as alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, and heroin are a significant burden on healthcare systems all over the world. The positive reinforcing (rewarding) effects of the above mentioned drugs play a major role in the initiation and mai... View more
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