Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dopaminergic

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, and dopaminergic means "related to dopamine". Dopamine plays a number of roles in our bodies, including the "pleasure reward" function.

This is why dopaminergic is a good word to know. It's a word that can mean "related to a body's pleasure reward function".

For example, one can have a dopminergic response to something:

"Whenever I think about chocolate cake I have a dopaminergic response!"

"The dopaminergic antagonism of coffee caused me to stop drinking it last year."

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