Ethanol enhances gamma-aminobutyric acid responses in a subpopulation of nucleus accumbens neurons: role of metabotropic glutamate receptors.

Abstract

The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) may be a key area in the rewarding effects of abused drugs. We previously showed that low ethanol concentrations decreased both N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced and kainate-induced currents in NAcc core neurons. To explore the effects of ethanol on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) responses in NAcc, we used intracellular… (More)

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