Terms and Phrases
up and down regulation
conditioned compensatory response
negative theory of addiction
positive theory of addiction
incentive sensitization theory of addiction
mesotelencephalic dopamine system
ventral tegmental area
Delta FosB protein
You should know the following:
1. Why a heroin addicts tend to overdose in unfamiliar enviroments.
2. How prolonged heroin use causes down regulation.
3. The difference between the positive and negative theory of drug addiction and the problems with each theory.
4. Describe the Incentive sensitization theory of drug addiction and how associative learning is involved.