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Dopamine Handbook$
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Leslie Iversen, Susan Iversen, Stephen Dunnett, and Anders Bjorklund

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373035.001.0001

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Imaging Dopamine’s Role in Drug Abuse and Addiction

Imaging Dopamine’s Role in Drug Abuse and Addiction

(p.407) 8.3 Imaging Dopamine’s Role in Drug Abuse and Addiction
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This chapter begins with a discussion of the relationship between acute dopamine (DA) increases in the human brain and drug reinforcement. It then covers the long-term effects of drugs of abuse on DA in the human brain, and treatment implications.

Keywords:   dopamine, drug reinforcement, drug abuse, addiction

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