Published in Drug Week, March 31st, 2006
Study 1: Addictive behaviors may involve mechanisms of synaptic plasticity within specific amygdala circuits.
"The amygdala plays key roles in several aspects of addiction to drugs of abuse. This brain structure has been implicated in behaviors that reflect drug reward, drug seeking, and the aversive effects of drug withdrawal," scientists in the United States report.
I. Goussakov and colleagues from McLean Hospital wrote, "Using a model that involves repeated cocaine injections to approximate 'binge' intoxication, we show in rats that during...
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