Striatal dopamine release and family history of alcoholism.

  title={Striatal dopamine release and family history of alcoholism.},
  author={Cynthia A Munro and Mary E McCaul and Lynn Oswald and Dean F. Wong and Yun Zhou and James Robert Bra{\vs}i{\'c} and Hiroto Kuwabara and Anil Kumar and Mohab Alexander and Weiguo Ye and Gary Wand},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={30 7},
BACKGROUND The offspring of alcohol-dependent individuals are at increased risk for alcoholism. The present study was designed to determine whether mesolimbic dopamine binding potential (BP), dopamine release, stress hormones, and subjective responses to intravenous amphetamine are different in nonalcoholic offspring from families with a history of alcohol dependence [family history positive (FHP)] than in nonalcoholic offspring without a family history of alcohol dependence [family history… CONTINUE READING
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