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    an event or factor that creates a contradiction or difficulty in a piece of reasoning

    Studies assessing changes in dopamine release during chronic neuroleptic treatment ... have been inconsistent. This may be due to methodological differences between studies, the invasive nature of these procedures, or other confounds.

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