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Dopamine and Its Role in Drug Addiction.

19361. Dopamine and Its Role in Drug Addiction.

NEW, SPRING 2017. This paper provides a discussion and analysis of the chemistry of the neurotransmitter dopamine, focusing on the role of dopamine in drug addiction and other addictive behaviors. Following an overview of the structure, properties and actions of dopamine and its associated neurochemicals, this analysis takes a chemistry perspective on the role of dopamine in addiction, with a particular focus on the role of dopamine in cocaine, methamphetamine and related stimulants addiction. MLA Style. 11 pages, 32 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources. Includes images/illustrations. 2,939 words.
TAGS: dopamine, neurotransmitter, drug addiction, addictive drugs, biological basis addiction, cocaine, methamphetamine, opioid, stimulants.

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