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Imaging dopamine mediated effects of stress on inhibitory control


Diseases of the Nervous System

What is the purpose of this trial?

You are invited to take part in our research study of the brain, the immune system, and cigarette smoking. We will use brain imaging (PET and MRI) to determine if activation of the immune system leads to greater chance of relapse to smoking. After agreeing to participate in this research, you will receive a low dose of either lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or placebo on scan days and methylphenidate (Ritalin) on PET scan days. There are three PET scans and two MRI scans.

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    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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If you would prefer to contact a member of the Help us Discover team about this trial and other similar trials, please email or call 877.978.8343

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