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any drug that gets u high will release dopamine even laughing or running or even eating

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Which of the following statements accurately describes how drugs act on the brain?

Drugs increase the release of dopamine. Neurons increase the number of dopamine receptors.

Drugs increase the release of from the neurons which creates feelings of pleasure?


What increases dopamine levels?

dopaMine reuptake inhibitor drugs,.

Choose the statements that accurately describe how drugs act on the brain?

Drugs act on the neurons in the reward pathway of the brain. Drugs increase the release of dopamine.

Are there any addictive drugs that do not cause a dopamine release onto the nucleus accumbens?

Yes there are many. An example would be heroin which releases serotonin instead of dopamine.

Opiate drugs occupy the same receptor sites as dopamine?

Dopamine is incorrect. Opiate drugs occupy the same receptor sites as endorphins.

What are dopamine receptor agonists?

Dopamine receptor agonists are a class of drugs with similar actions to dopamine, a neurotransmitter that occurs naturally in the brain.

Abuse of what have been linked to the neurotransmitter dopamine?

Dopamine is an " award " neurotransmitter, so abuse of drugs could be linked to dopamine.

What cause an overdose of dopamine?

Addictive drugs

What are the antagonists to antipsychotics?

any drugs that can increase dopamine concentration at synapses: L-dopaamphetamineany drugs that mimic dopamine action : e.g. bromocriptine

What are dopamine agonists?

Dopamine agonists (DAs) are drugs that activate dopamine receptors, mimicking the effects of dopamine. In younger adults with early-stage PD, DAs appear to be more effective than levodopa.

How long does it take for natural levels of dopamine to return after they have been artificially made by alcohol and drugs?

i dont believe your dopamine levels will even return to normal after abusing drugs

What drugs appear to produce therapeutic effects by blocking receptor sites for dopamine?

antipsychotic drugs

What part of the brain do drugs have an effect on?

It depends on the particular drug in question, but allmost all drugs can be categorised in one of several classes, based on their effects and the way they work. Most drugs work on the neurotransmitter Dopamine, either directly or indirectly. Dopamine is what causes the pleasure feeling when it's stimulated, and it is released by the brain in order to reward itself for "good behaviour", such as sex or physical excercise (the so called "runners high" is caused by the release of Dopamine after intense excercise) which is why drugs that work on Dopamine can be so addictive, especially when they are short acting and thus causing a short but more intense release of Dopamine (Tobacco and Cocaine are short active and work on Dopamine). In extreme cases, very heavy and prolonged use of some drugs can cause permanent alterations in the brain on specific neural pathways. Meth is one such drug of which cases are known of people who have damaged their Dopamine pathways after intense and prolonged usage. However, in most causes and with the majority of different drugs there is no actual change in the brain or only temporary and reversible (in the form tolerance).

How does nicotine affect dopamine synapses?

Nicotine decreases the release of dopamine.

Does nicotine increase dopamine?

It does not increase dopamine however nicotine causes there to be a release of dopamine which tricks the brain into thinking of it as a reward. Dopamine is linked with happiness and euphoria.

Which neurotransmitter is activated most strongly by addictive drugs?

Dopamine, man.

Is there anyway to release opiates without a drug?

You mean dopamine. Opiates cause your brain to release your dopamine supply which is what causes the euphoria.

What is the key brain chemical involved in mediating the desire to consume drugs?


Therapeutic drugs that block dopamine receptors are most likely to reduce?


What is dopamine used for?

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, meaning that it is part of the system by which neurons communicate with other neurons in the brain. It can be used as a treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Many other drugs, including nicotine, affect dopamine levels.

What prescription medications have dopamine in them?

Dopamine itself is available only in an injectable form, you won't find it in tablets. Parkinsons patients are given Levodopa (L-DOPA) which is turned into dopamine in the body. Major tranquilisers such as Thorazine/Largactil (chlorpromazine) reduce the dopamine in the brain and various other drugs can increase or decrease dopamine levels.

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Which drugs appear to produce therapeutic effects by blocking receptor sites for dopamine?


How is Parkinson's disease or Parkinsonian-like syndrome treated?

Drug therapy may take several forms, including replacement of dopamine, inhibition of dopamine metabolism to increase the effects of the dopamine already present, or sensitization of dopamine receptors. Drugs may be used singly or in combination