Role of ventral striatal dopamine D1 receptor in cigarette craving.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Several theories of cigarette craving suggest that dopaminergic function in the ventral striatum plays an important role. The objective of this study was to determine correlations between craving-related brain activation and dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) binding in smokers. METHODS Twelve smokers and 12 nonsmoking controls underwent [(15)O]H(2)O… (More)

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