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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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15 Apr 2020

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“Dopaminergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dopaminergic. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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