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Reinforcement

The tendency of a pleasure-producing drug to lead to repeated self-administration

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Tolerance

after repeated use, a given drug produces a decreased effect

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Cross-tolerance

the ability of one drug to suppress the manifestations of physical dependence produced by another drug

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Rebound

exaggerated expression of the original condition sometimes experienced by patients immediately after ceasing an effective treatment

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Anxiolytic

a drug used to relieve anxiety

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Raphe nuclei

small, dense collection of neurons located around the midline of the brain stem

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Seroxat

British version of prozac (SSRI)

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Depression

anhedonia + serve feelings of despondency and dejection

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Anhedonia

inability to feel pleasure

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Locus coeruleus

~ the nucleus of the hindbrain (lower brain stem)
~ involved in activity lvls, cognition, mood, emotion + movement

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Brain stem includes...

~ medulla
~ pons
~ midbrain

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Cross-dependence

the ability of one drug to maintain the physically dependent state