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Athina Markou


Nicotine Dependence Perpetuating Tobacco Smoking May Be Treatable by Drugs Acting at Glutamate Receptors

Abstract: On average, tobacco smoking leads to a loss of 8 years in lifespan. 70% of smokers have tried to quit but only 6% succeeded. Two separate groups of receptors in the brain govern the sensory stimulation by nicotine and depression-like symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Drugs targeting both groups may help smokers quit. ... Read more

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