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Ventral striatum/nucleus accumbens activation to smoking-related pictorial cues in smokers and nonsmokers: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.

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BACKGROUND: Converging evidence from several theories of the development of incentive-sensitization to smoking-related environmental stimuli suggests that the ventral striatum plays an important role in the processing of smoking-related cue reactivity. METHODS: Twenty-six healthy right-handed volunteers (14 smokers and 12 nonsmoking controls) underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during which neutral and smoking-related images were presented. Region of interest analyses were...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Biological psychiatry
Volume:
58
Issue:
6
Pages:
488-494
Publication date:
2005-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-2402
ISSN:
0006-3223
URN:
uuid:08a7c6c2-df3f-4071-8f78-6300d7df6f6d
Source identifiers:
116712
Local pid:
pubs:116712

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