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Cocaine

(Science: drug) drug of abuse and psychostimulant that acts to increase extraneuronal dopamine in midbrain by binding to the dopamine uptake transporter and hence inhibiting dopamine reuptake at the plasma membrane.


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Neurons, Cocaine, and Shingles

... my points and show your work. So now let's see if I can be of any help :evil: So I would definitely say b for 1 (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine#Mechanism_of_Action) because that is the cause of the feeling. Even if it was diffusing slowly it would have the same effect, but simply not ...

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by canalon
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:07 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Neurons, Cocaine, and Shingles
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Neurons, Cocaine, and Shingles

1. While under the influence of cocaine, some users report prolonged feelings of pleasure because dopamine a) reduces the refractory period of neurons b) remains in the synapse longer than normal c) increases the speed of nerve impulse transmission ...

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by homeworkdisaster
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Neurons, Cocaine, and Shingles
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Nervous system

... affects the control of moods in a person. After being secreted into the synapse, dopamine is reabsorbed by transmitting neurons. The illegal drug cocaine causes an overspill of dopamine from transmitting neurons and blocks the reabsorption of dopamine by these neurons. After the dopamine is released, ...

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by Catherine89
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nervous system
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Re: Relation between 3 terms.

... the reward system, and often provide greater pleasure than is normally the result of natural stimulation. The reward system underlies addiction to cocaine, speed, angel dust, herione, morphine, alcohol and tobacco I also found a study trying to link drug addiction the circadian cycle which consistis ...

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by Spiff321
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:51 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relation between 3 terms.
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Science Fair Project Idea

... with your control. Glucose could be addictive itself. My memory is hazy, so no references, but I read about a study in which mice were presented cocaine and sugar. The mice would prefer the sugar.

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by MikeJ
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:09 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Fair Project Idea
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Views: 3355
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