Role of nucleus accumbens glutamatergic plasticity in drug addiction

  title={Role of nucleus accumbens glutamatergic plasticity in drug addiction},
  author={Gabriel C Quintero},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
Substance dependence is characterized by a group of symptoms, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). These symptoms include tolerance, withdrawal, drug consumption for alleviating withdrawal, exaggerated consumption beyond original intention, failure to reduce drug consumption, expending a considerable amount of time obtaining or recovering from the substance's effects, disregard of basic aspects of life (for example… CONTINUE READING
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