Lifetime cigarette smoking is associated with striatal volume measures
Nicotine, the primary addictive component of tobacco, affects the mammalian brain. Smokers’ brains have smaller cortical grey matter volumes and/or lower densities compared with non-smokers’. Differences in subcortical structures like the striatum are however, less clear. A high concentration of nicotinic receptors makes the striatum a potential target for nicotine. In addition, striatal nuclei are essential components of the reward/reinforcement pathway involved in addiction. The aim of this...[Show more]
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|Source:||Addiction Biology 17.4 (2010): 817-825|
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