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The Role of Serotonin in Alcohol's Effects on the Brain

@inproceedings{Lovinger1999TheRO,
  title={The Role of Serotonin in Alcohol's Effects on the Brain},
  author={D. Lovinger},
  year={1999}
}
  • D. Lovinger
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Serotonin is an important brain chemical that acts as a neurotransmitter to communicate information among nerve cells. Serotonin’s actions have been linked to alcohol’s effects on the brain and to alcohol abuse. Alcoholics and experimental animals that consume large quantities of alcohol show evidence of differences in brain serotonin levels compared with nonalcoholics. Both short- and long-term alcohol exposures also affect the serotonin receptors that convert the chemical signal produced by… CONTINUE READING
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