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Opioid/Drug Abuse

Edited by Mikko Airavaara and Barry Hoffer

A thematic series in Journal of Biomedical Science

  1. Craving for alcohol, in other words powerful desire to drink after withdrawal, is an important contributor to the development and maintenance of alcoholism. Here, we studied the role of GDNF (glial cell line-d...

    Authors: Maryna Koskela, T. Petteri Piepponen, Maria Lindahl, Brandon K. Harvey, Jaan-Olle Andressoo, Vootele Võikar and Mikko Airavaara
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Science 2021 28:87
  2. Addictive drugs are habit-forming. Addiction is a learned behavior; repeated exposure to addictive drugs can stamp in learning. Dopamine-depleted or dopamine-deleted animals have only unlearned reflexes; they ...

    Authors: Roy A. Wise and Chloe J. Jordan
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Science 2021 28:83
  3. One of the most prominent opioid analgesics in the United States is the high potency agonist fentanyl. It is used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain and as an anesthetic adjuvant. When used inappropria...

    Authors: Sidnee L. Hedrick, Dan Luo, Sophia Kaska, Kumar Kulldeep Niloy, Karen Jackson, Rupam Sarma, Jamie Horn, Caroline Baynard, Markos Leggas, Eduardo R. Butelman, Mary Jeanne Kreek and Thomas E. Prisinzano
    Citation: Journal of Biomedical Science 2021 28:62