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Human Dopamine Transported Imaging in Cocaine Abuse: 1 - 1

2014-07-23 22:00:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the density of DA transporters during prolonged cocaine abuse and during withdrawal from cocaine use. This aim will test the hypothesis that DA transporters are altered by cocaine abuse and reestablished during withdrawal.

Study Design

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cocaine-Related Disorders

Intervention

Cocaine

Location

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
21287

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:26-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Disorders related or resulting from use of cocaine.

The purified, alkaloidal, extra-potent form of cocaine. It is smoked (free-based), injected intravenously, and orally ingested. Use of crack results in alterations in function of the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system, the central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal system. The slang term "crack" was derived from the crackling sound made upon igniting of this form of cocaine for smoking.

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Any of several South American shrubs of the Erythroxylon genus (and family) that yield COCAINE; the leaves are chewed with alum for CNS stimulation.

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