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    schizophrenia and dopamine

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    What can you deduce about the biology of schizophrenia from the fact that haldoperidol, a dopamine-receptor antagonist, is successfully used to treat schizophrenia?

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    The fact that antagonizing dopamine receptors is successful in treatment for schizophrenia implies that there is an excess of dopamine signaling occurring, and this is at least partly responsible for the ...

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    This solution addresses what can be learned about the biology of schizophrenia from the fact that a dopamine-receptor antagonist can be successfully used to treat this condition.

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