Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, March 13th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Dopaminergic (DA) activity in the extended amygdala (EA) has been known to play a pivotal role in mediating drug and alcohol addiction."
"Alterations of DA activity within the EA after chronic exposure to alcohol or substances of abuse are considered a major mechanism for the development of alcoholism and addiction," wrote Y. Sari and colleagues, Indiana University School of Medicine.
"To date, it is not clear how different patterns of chronic alcohol drinking affect DA receptor levels....
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