Central Nervous System and Addiction

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Central Nervous  System and  Addiction Dr. Dessa Bergen- Cico, Ph.D., CAS
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Ways to Alter Your Conscious  Gambling Sex Food Running  Weight Lifting Meditation Thrill Seeking Sleep (Deprivation) Learning  Physical Activity 
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Neurotransmitters Psychoactive drugs  mimic or disrupt  naturally occurring  chemicals  in our bodies Can’t  create a sensation   that doesn’t have a  natural counterpart in  our bodies  
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Inhaling Injecting Snorting Orally Transdermal
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Drugs and Addiction • A drug is a substance introduced into the body  to provoke a specific physiological response. • In addiction, a drug assumes an “essential”  biochemical role in the body.
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Addiction occurs because of the complex interaction  of neurons, drugs, and individual  behaviors   understanding how neurotransmitters fit  receptors can help explain the actions of  certain drugs   drugs have different mechanisms of action   the biological effects of addiction are  complex we do not clearly know why some  individuals become addicted and others  do not  
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Homeostasis Stable CNS operating System Homeostasic Response to CNS
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Nervous System  Basics  Dr. Dessa Bergen- Cico
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Central Somatic Autonomic
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Autonomic Nervous System Heart Lungs Visceragland
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• Originate in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord. Ganglia are near the  spinal cord. • Promote responses that prepare the
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course SCI HTW318 taught by Professor Bergen-cico during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.

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