A look inside: Anatomy of nicotine addiction [video]Posted August 7, 2012 by Richard Foullon, MD
I recently came across this brief video from the Mayo Clinic that demonstrates the way in which nicotine stimulates receptors in the brain to release dopamine, thus triggering a pleasure response, and how, over time, the brain's anatomy changes as the number of nicotine receptors increases.
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