NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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Glossary

Glossary

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  • Ventral tegmental area (VTA): The group of dopamine-containing neurons that make up a key part of the brain reward system. These neurons extend axons to the nucleus accumbens and the prefrontal cortex. [5]
  • Vertigo: The sensation of dizziness.
  • Vesicle: A membranous sac within an axon terminal that stores and releases neurotransmitter. [5]
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