HW5 - Drugs and Behavior, Homework 5, Fall 2008 Name: _...

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Drugs and Behavior, Homework 5, Fall 2008 Due: October 16, 2008 Name: _______ 1. What event caused the cigarette consumption to begin to decline in the United States? (1pt) The First Surgeon General’s report on smoking in 1964 caused the cigarette consumption to begin to decline in the US. 2. What receptor does nicotine bind to? Does it act as an agonist or antagonist at that receptor? (1pt) Nicotine binds to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and acts as an agonist at that receptor. 3. What are the 5 routes of nicotine administration? Which has the fastest absorption? (1pt) 5 routes of nicotine administration include inhalation, which has the fastest absorption, buccally, intranasally, transdermal patches, and orally. 4. Name and describe 2 types of nicotine addiction treatment. (1pt) a. Zyban = NE and DA reuptake inhibitor and nicotinic antagonist b. Chantix = partial nicotinic agonist that reduces cravings for and decrease pleasurable effects of cigarettes 5. What are 2 positive effects of nicotine? (1pt) 1
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a. Alzheimer’s Disease = nicotine may improve function of cholinergic neurons that are left
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HW5 - Drugs and Behavior, Homework 5, Fall 2008 Name: _...

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