Role of the central ascending neurotransmitter systems in the psychostimulant effects of caffeine.

  • Sergi Ferré
  • Published 2010 in Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD


Caffeine is the most consumed psychoactive drug in the world. It is a non-selective adenosine receptor antagonist that in the brain targets mainly adenosine A1 and A2A receptors. The same as classical psychostimulants, caffeine produces motor-activating, reinforcing and arousing effects. This depends on the ability of caffeine to counteract multiple effects… (More)
DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2010-1400


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