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Addiction

David Nutt and Liam Nestor.

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Medical Oncology. 104 pages.

Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this resource is a clear and comprehensive overview of the brain science underpinning addiction that helps explain the current and future...

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Burden of addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 2101 words.

Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the world

Alcohol use is associated with massive and growing global disability in young males

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Conclusion and overview

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 586 words.

Substances of addiction are highly reinforcing because they induce pleasure.

Cocaine and amphetamines trigger exaggerated...

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The dopamine system and addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 2940 words.

Dopamine release is involved in the reinforcing effects of addictive substances

Dopamine release can be blunted by substance...

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Drug pharmacokinetics and abuse liability

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 1903 words.

Pharmacokinetics refers to the effect of the body on drugs

Pharmacokinetics predict the abuse liability of drugs

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The GABA system and addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 3157 words.

GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain

GABA binds with GABAA and GABAB receptors to inhibit neuronal...

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The glutamate system and addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 2865 words.

Addiction involves enduring neuroplasticity in the reward circuitry of the brain

Neuroplasticity is a result of...

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Key elements of addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 1815 words.

Addictive substances are highly reinforcing

They are reinforcing because they induce pleasure

Ple...

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Neurobiological processes in addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 2713 words.

The brain controls necessary motivational and cognitive processes

These processes involve a network of independent and...

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The opioid system and addiction

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 2472 words.

The brain contains a complex system of endogenous opioid peptides

These peptides are called endorphins, encephalins and...

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Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Edited by David A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox and John D. Firth.

May 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Immunology; Medical Oncology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Infectious Diseases; Genito-urinary Medicine; Medical Toxicology; Occupational Medicine; Emergency Medicine; Obstetrics; Gastroenterology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Nuclear Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Rheumatology; Pain Medicine; Nephrology; Haematology; Dermatology; Neurology; Ophthalmology; Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Forensic Medicine; Sports and Exercise Medicine; Geriatric Medicine; Palliative Medicine. 6,016 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its...

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Pharmacodynamics of addictive substances

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 1733 words.

Pharmacodynamics refers to the effect of substances on the body

The pharmacodynamics effects of substances take place at...

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What is addiction?

Professor David J. Nutt and Dr Liam J. Nestor.

in Addiction

September 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Addiction Medicine. 2024 words.

Addiction is a brain disease

Addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder

Addiction involves the...

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