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Impact of Concurrent Administration of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl on Dopaminergic Neuronal Function

Semester: Spring 2024

Presentation description

Co-abuse of methamphetamine (METH) and the opioid, fentanyl (FEN), is a major public health problem. Prior data indicate that individuals that abuse METH are more likely to develop Parkinson's Disease, particularly individuals with a history of opioid exposure. Thus, we posited that if METH and FEN are co-administered, a METH-induced dopaminergic deficit would occur. Results revealed concurrent exposure did not exacerbate METH-induced dopaminergic deficits as assessed ex vivo in treated rats.

Presenter Name: Carter Martin

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #B53
College: Dentistry
Research Mentor: Annette Fleckenstein
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 10:45 AM