Electrophysiological effects of cocaine in the mesoaccumbens dopamine system: studies in the ventral tegmental area

@inproceedings{Einhorn1988ElectrophysiologicalEO,
  title={Electrophysiological effects of cocaine in the mesoaccumbens dopamine system: studies in the ventral tegmental area},
  author={L C Einhorn and Patricia A. Johansen and Francis J. White},
  booktitle={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1988}
}
Extracellular single-cell recording and microiontophoretic techniques were used to characterize the effects of cocaine on the activity of mesoaccumbens A10 dopamine (DA) neurons in the rat ventral tegmental area (VTA), which have been implicated in the rewarding effects of this and other drugs of abuse. Because cocaine inhibits the reuptake of DA, norepinephrine (NE), and serotonin (5-HT), and exerts local anesthetic actions, the possible involvement of each of these various mechanisms in the… Expand
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