Cocaine- and morphine-induced synaptic plasticity in the nucleus accumbens.

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The critical brain areas and molecular mechanisms involved in drug abuse and dependence have been extensively studied. Drug-induced persistent behaviors such as sensitization, tolerance, or relapse, however, far outlast any previously reported mechanisms. A challenge in the field of addiction, therefore, has been to identify drug-induced changes in brain… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/syn.20849

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@article{Alcantara2011CocaineAM, title={Cocaine- and morphine-induced synaptic plasticity in the nucleus accumbens.}, author={Adriana Angelica Alcantara and Helen Y Lim and Christopher E Floyd and Juanita Garces and John M. Mendenhall and Chelsea L Lyons and Monica Lisa Berlanga}, journal={Synapse}, year={2011}, volume={65 4}, pages={309-20} }