: liberating, activated by, or involving dopamine or related substances
Examples of dopaminergic in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIt is also connected to parts of the brain responsible for hearing (the auditory cortices) and for pleasure (the dopaminergic reward system).
Grace Leslie, Scientific American, 18 Sep. 2021 The process involves the striatum, a dopaminergic reward center that drugs like cocaine and amphetamines exploit.
Bill Hardekopf, Forbes, 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, 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, 8 Apr. 2020
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