Asked by Alejandro Morales on Feb 18, 2024

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Cocaine prevents the reuptake of ________ into the transmitting neuron, causing it to accumulate in the synapse and maintaining the pleasurable feeling associated with cocaine use.

A) serotonin
B) epinephrine
C) dopamine
D) prolactin

Dopamine

Neurotransmitter in the brain, excess amounts of which have been thought to cause schizophrenia.

  • Understanding the mechanism of action of cocaine on neurotransmitters
  • Identifying the role of reuptake in neurotransmission
  • Recognizing the impact of cocaine on the accumulation of a specific neurotransmitter in the synapse
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Shelby Stoddard

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
C
Explanation :
Cocaine prevents the reuptake of dopamine into the transmitting neuron, causing it to accumulate in the synapse and maintaining the pleasurable feeling associated with cocaine use.