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Relationship between nicotine intake and reward function in rats with intermittent short versus long access to nicotine.

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Summary of "Relationship between nicotine intake and reward function in rats with intermittent short versus long access to nicotine."

Tobacco use improves mood states and smoking cessation leads to anhedonia, which contributes to relapse. Animal studies have shown that noncontingent nicotine administration enhances brain reward function and leads to dependence. However, little is known about the effects of nicotine self-administration on the state of the reward system.

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Name: Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
ISSN: 1469-994X
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