Cocaine inhibits GABA release in the VTA through endogenous 5-HT

@inproceedings{Cameron1994CocaineIG,
  title={Cocaine inhibits GABA release in the VTA through endogenous 5-HT},
  author={Donald L. Cameron and J. T. Williams},
  booktitle={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1994}
}
The ventral tegmental area (VTA) is thought to be involved in the addictive properties of many drugs, including cocaine. It has been hypothesized that cocaine exerts its actions in the VTA by blocking the reuptake of dopamine released from the dendrites of the A10 dopamine neurons, thus prolonging the actions of dopamine at D2 autoreceptors. However, cocaine also blocks the reuptake of the other monoamines, including serotonin (5-HT). Using intracellular recordings from midbrain dopamine… 

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