Ecstasy may help in the search for an anorexia drug

日期:2019-03-02 02:07:02 作者:广缡 阅读:

THE appetite-suppressing side effect of ecstasy may reveal why people with anorexia nervosa can lose the physical urge to eat, despite really needing the energy. Valerie Compan at the national centre for scientific research in Montpelier, France, and her colleagues wondered if the brain’s reward centre – the nucleus accumbens (NAcc), which is stimulated by ecstasy – might also play a role in anorexia. They stimulated serotonin-4 receptors in the NAcc of mice, which reduced their urge to eat,