dopaminergic

adjective
do·​pa·​mi·​ner·​gic | \ ˌdō-pə-ˌmē-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce dopaminergic (audio) \

Definition of dopaminergic

: liberating, activated by, or involving dopamine or related substances

Examples of dopaminergic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process involves the striatum, a dopaminergic reward center that drugs like cocaine and amphetamines exploit. Bill Hardekopf, Forbes, "This Week In Credit Card News: Swipe Fee Increase Delayed; Study Shows Card Use Changes Brain, Leads To More Spending," 19 Mar. 2021 The researchers were also aware that the dopaminergic system in the brain has been tied to both physical exercise and executive function in the brain, i.e. top-flight thinking. Alison Escalante, Forbes, "Researchers Find The Missing Link For Why Exercise Makes You Smarter," 26 Feb. 2021 This mental effort pays off: As the hippocampus activates, so too does the ventral striatum, another of the brain’s dopaminergic reward centers. Popular Science, "We once thought nostalgia was a disease, but it might be key to our survival," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of dopaminergic

1966, in the meaning defined above

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23 Mar 2021

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“Dopaminergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dopaminergic. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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dopaminergic

adjective
do·​pa·​mi·​ner·​gic | \ ˌdō-pə-ˌmē-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce dopaminergic (audio) \

Medical Definition of dopaminergic

: liberating, activated by, or involving dopamine or related substances the mesolimbic dopaminergic pathway dopaminergic activity dopaminergic neurons

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