The Neurochemistry of Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction

  • Norman S. Miller

Abstract

Confusion surrounds the definitions and uses of the concepts of tolerance, dependence, and addiction to alcohol and drugs. Although in standard medical texts the definitions appear relatively straightforward, the relationship between them is not nearly as clear.

Keywords

Depression Dopamine Nicotine Morphine Serotonin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman S. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterUSA

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