Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 31, Nervous System - Assessment - 31.2 The Central Nervous System - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 916: 11



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Many illegal drugs cause pleasure in users by acting on synapses that use dopamine, which affects the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. Methamphetamines release dopamine in excess amounts. This is the reason why users experience a "high" in an instant.
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