EEB202H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Caffeine, Physical Dependence, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS AFFECT THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
active components influence the release or neurotransmitters, or mimic their actions
vesicles full of neurotransmitters; dendrite is able to accept those neurotransmitter
neurotransmitters accumulate in larger concentrations than normal, and they accumulate
in the front of your brain
the 'reward circuit' in the brain is where dopamine is absorbed (in the Nucleus
Accumbens) and released by the Ventral Tegmental Area
o heroine creates a large production of dopamine (more than normal)
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