Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release by amphetamines: A review

  title={Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release by amphetamines: A review},
  author={D. Sulzer and M. Sonders and Nathan W. Poulsen and A. Galli},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  • D. Sulzer, M. Sonders, +1 author A. Galli
  • Published 2005
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Progress in Neurobiology
  • Amphetamine and substituted amphetamines, including methamphetamine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), and the herbs khat and ephedra, encompass the only widely administered class of drugs that predominantly release neurotransmitter, in this case principally catecholamines, by a non-exocytic mechanism. These drugs play important medicinal and social roles in many cultures, exert profound effects on mental function and behavior, and can produce neurodegeneration… CONTINUE READING
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