enkephalinergic

en·keph·a·lin·er·gic

(en-kef'ă-lin-ĕr'jik),
Relating to nerve cells or fibers that use an enkephalin as their neurotransmitter.
[enkephalin + G. ergon, work]

en·keph·a·lin·er·gic

(en-kef'ă-lin-ĕr'jik)
Relating to nerve cells or fibers that employ an enkephalin as their neurotransmitter.
[enkephalin + G. ergon, work]
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A quick look at the brain reward cascade (see Figure 1) illustrates the "normal" functioning brain (A) whereby serotonin stimulates enkephalinergic projections in the hypothalamus, which inhibits GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter fine tuning the appropriate release of DA) at the substania nigra, leading to the natural physiological release of DA at the NAc.
These neurons send their axons to enkephalinergic neurons at the nucleus reticularis paragigantocellularis and nucleus raphe magnus.