Lower dopamine D2/3 receptor availability is associated with worse verbal learning and memory in people who smoke cigarettes

Authors: Yasmin Zakiniaeiz, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Mac Kenzie R Peltier, Walter Roberts, Terril L Verplaetse, Catherine Burke, Evan D Morris, Sherry A McKee, Kelly P Cosgrove

Journal: Nicotine & Tobacco Research

Year Published: 2022

Introduction: Tobacco smoking is a major public health burden. The mesocortical dopamine system-including the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC)-plays an important role in cognitive function. Dysregulated dopamine signaling in dlPFC is associated with cognitive deficits such as […]

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