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Drinking through the pain

Nature Neuroscience volume 16, pages 987988 (2013) | Download Citation

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A feature of abusive alcohol drinking has been modeled successfully in experiments with rats. The experiments show that changes in NMDA signaling in specific neural circuits accompany the transition to aversion-resistant drinking.

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  1. Thomas L. Kash is in the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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  2. John C. Crabbe is at the Portland Alcohol Research Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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