Premature poking: Impulsivity, cocaine and dopamine

George Uhl

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Impulsivity occurs frequently in people with addiction and other common disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Experiments in rats suggest that reduced dopamine receptor availability in the brain's ventral striatum may underlie links between impulsivity and addiction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-414
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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