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Reversal potential/Equilibrium potential Definitions! (should be easy for you guys)

BilZ0r BilZ0r at TAKETHISOUThotmail.com
Wed Apr 30 01:52:11 EST 2003

That dosn't mean the article is wrong, thats why drugs have side effects, 
because they target unwanted biological aspects, the point of there 
experiment wasn't to show that that drug would make an for excellent 
clinic application, they were just demonstrating that that receptor is in 
someway involved in alcohol addiction...

Well At least I assume they did.

> I did find one article, though, that is just wrong, and needs to be
> corrected. [I didn't take the ref because I don't want to negatively
> impact anyone via what will be my 'hard' criticism. Get the gist of
> it, and forget about the stimulating report. It doesn't matter as
> long as its oversight is 'cilled-in.]
> It was with respect to alcohol addiction.
> The premise was that it all comes down to the interaction of two
> types of synapses [deliberately letting it remain vague - 'unzipped
> flies' are Painful for me], and that, through manipulating these
> pharmacologically, alcohol addiction can be ameliorated.
> The facts of experience were completely ignored.
> Alcohol addiction happens in a way that's coupled to
> experientially-defined and acquired [learned] 'payoffs'.
> Any approach that doesn't address this experiential stuff will 'just'
> muck things up.
> That is, it's probable that the target synaptic types are involved in
> generalized learning, not specifically with respect to alcohol
> addiction.
> And, of course, folks don't want to interfere with generalized
> learning.

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