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Researchers target neurons involved in compulsive drinking to reverse alcohol dependence in rats.


Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder associated with compulsive drinking, loss of control over intake, and emergence of a negative emotional state during abstinence from the drug.  Special emphasis has been placed on the central nucleus of the amygdala because this nucleus is a major component of the extended amygdala, which has been implicated in regulating alcohol-drinking behaviour.  Now, a

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