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dopamine
used in The Tipping Point

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Definition
a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain's pleasure and reward system
  • Nicotine appears to do exactly the same thing with the other two key neurotransmitters — dopamine and norepinephrine.
    Chapter 7 (81% in)
  • For example, depression is believed to be the result, at least in part, of a problem in the production of certain key brain chemicals, in particular the neurotransmitters known as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
    Chapter 7 (80% in)
  • "The dopamine that nicotine releases goes to the prefrontal cortex of the brain," explains Johnston.
    Chapter 7 (84% in)
  • It increases your dopamine, so smokers don't have the desire to smoke, then it replaces some of the norepinephrine, so they don't have the agitation, the withdrawal symptoms.
    Chapter 7 (85% in)

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