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a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system

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During exercise, the increase in the activity of the dopaminergic system in the preoptic area seems to influence tolerance to heat stress.
Given that the evidence base from clinical observation is somewhat mixed, we then look to animal models to gain insight on PSD and the role of the dopaminergic system.
The increase in locomotor activity could be caused by the effects on the dopaminergic system of NMDA receptors.
Many genes involved in the dopaminergic system show polymorphic variations in alcoholics.
Stimulation of the rat mesolimbic dopaminergic system produces a pressor response which is mediated by dopamine D-1 and D-2 receptor activation and the release of vasopressin.
3] This review summarizes research progress in understanding the relationships linking the dopaminergic system and alcohol consumption.
Although the women in both groups perceived the odour of newborns with the same intensity, brain imaging showed greater activation in the dopaminergic system of the caudate nucleus of mothers compared to the women who had never given birth.
The pharmacological induction of rotational behavior in rats is widely used to assess the effects of lesions and potential of cell therapy to effectively replace the dopaminergic system in the rat brain and thus serves as a model of PD.
For example, the dopaminergic system undergoes developmental transformations during adolescence that are associated with increased reward sensitivity and risk taking (Spear 2000), which presents a window of vulnerability for exposure to alcohol and stress.
Thus, acute treatment should consist of preferential blocking of postsynaptic NAc DA receptors (D1-D5), whereas long-term activation of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system should involve activation and/or release of DA at the NAc site.
To verify the effect of FRA's antidepression over serotonergic, noradrenergic and dopaminergic system, the anti-immobility effect of FRA in FST was prevented by pre-treatment of rat with their receptor antagonists.
The central dopaminergic system influences learning, motivation, reward, reinforcing mechanisms and addiction.
Your brain operates as a dopaminergic system, and when you see a jackpot on the slots' computer screen, parts of the brain 'light up, just as if we gave you cocaine.
DO ALTERATIONS IN THE DOPAMINERGIC SYSTEM OF DANIO RERIO AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO LEARN AND THEIR AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES?
elegans can be exploited as a model to study obesity and neurodegeneration, with a particular focus on environmental toxins and their role within the dopaminergic system.