June 2003
Alcohol Research & Health;2003, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p168
Academic Journal
The article presents information on various terms used in the June 1, 2003 issue of the journal "Alcohol Research & Health." Antagonist is a chemical compound whose physiological effect is the opposite of the effect created by the original molecule. Computerized tomography is a computer-assisted technique that generates visual cross-sectional images by exposing a subject to an x-ray beam that rotates around the subject and then recording those beams that pass through the body. Dopamine is an excitatory neurotransmitter that plays a role in the reward system in the brain and possibly also in the reinforcing properties of alcohol.


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