Single photon emission tomography (SPECT) is the prototypical tool for measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF) in discrete areas of the brain. Compared with when a male 'crack' cocaine user received placebo, oral cocaine (1 mg/kg) ingestion was associated with non-uniformity of overall CBF with hypoperfusion of discrete brain regions, particularly of the frontal, temporo-parietal, basal ganglia, and thalamic areas. While these results should be viewed as preliminary, they do suggest that oral cocaine use may be associated with CBF abnormalities in 'crack' users.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Cerebral blood flow
- Oral cocaine
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