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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

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Lectures: 30

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Learn the basic function of the brain, the neurobiological basis for addiction and the actions of heroin and cocaine. The first section introduces the brain and presents some basic neurobiology, the second introduces the reward pathway and the third and fourth present the mechanism of action of heroin and cocaine and how each affects the reward system.

Introduction to the Brain

1
Introduction
2
The brain and spinal cord
3
Brain regions and neuronal pathways
4
Pathway for sensation of pain and reaction to pain
5
Neuronal structure
6
Impulse flow
7
The synapse and synaptic neurotransmission
8
Dopamine neurotransmission and modulation by endogenous opiates

The Reward Pathway and Addiction

1
The reward pathway and addiction
2
Natural rewards
3
The reward pathway
4
Activation of the reward pathway by an electrical stimulus
5
Addiction

The Action of Heroin (Morphine)

1
The action of heroin (morphine)
2
Localization of opiate binding sites within the brain and spinal cord
3
Morphine binding within the reward pathway
4
Opioids binding to opioid receptors in the nucleus accumbens: increased dopamine release
5
Rats self-administer heroin
6
Definition of tolerance
7
Brain regions mediating the development of morphine tolerance
8
Definition of dependence
9
Brain regions mediating the development of morphine dependence
10
Addiction vs dependence

The Action of Cocaine

1
The action of cocaine
2
Snorting vs smoking cocaine: different addictive liabilities
3
Localization of cocaine binding sites
4
Dopamine binding to receptors and uptake pumps in the nucleus accumbens
5
Cocaine dependence and activation of the reward pathway
6
Rats self-administer cocaine
7
Summary: addictive drugs activate the reward system via increasing dopamine neurotransmission
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