Ethanol elevates accumbal dopamine levels via indirect activation of ventral tegmental nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.

@article{Ericson2003EthanolEA,
  title={Ethanol elevates accumbal dopamine levels via indirect activation of ventral tegmental nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.},
  author={Mia Ericson and Anna Molander and Elin L{\"o}f and J{\"o}rgen A Engel and Bo S{\"o}derpalm},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={467 1-3},
  pages={
          85-93
        }
}
It was previously demonstrated that the central nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist mecamylamine perfused in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) counteracts the elevation of extracellular dopamine levels in the nucleus accumbens after systemic ethanol, as measured by in vivo microdialysis. In the present study we investigated the effect of different concentrations of ethanol perfused locally in the VTA or in the nucleus accumbens on extracellular accumbal dopamine levels. Ethanol (10-1000… CONTINUE READING

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