[ March 26, 2014; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] “The role of endocannabinoid signaling in nicotine addiction”
Matthew Buczynski, Ph.D.
Nicotine addiction is a complex behavioral phenomenon resulting from repeated and prolonged drug exposure, where alterations in synaptic transmission contribute to a progression of addiction-related behaviors including reward, dependence, and relapse. Chronic nicotine exposure (CNE) triggers changes in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of the brain […]