Noche, Jessica A. Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, California.
Yassa, Michael A. Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, California.
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- Effects of caffeine on the brain
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A crystalline methylxanthine alkaloid that acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system. Chemically, caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, and has the structural formula shown below.
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