Aaron L. Cardon

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Conditioned place preference (CPP), a commonly used model for studying the role of contextual cues in drug reward and drug seeking, was employed to explore possible behavioral interactions between (+/-)3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; "ecstasy") and cocaine. On each of four occasions, adult male rats received one of three doses of MDMA (0 mg/kg, 5(More)
Intravenous self-administration of cocaine at low doses is increased by chronic low-level exposure to lead during gestation and lactation (perinatal lead exposure). Insofar as drug potency is increased by early lead exposure, it must be considered that cocaine-seeking and relapse after periods of withdrawal similarly may be enhanced by perinatal lead(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if perinatal lead exposure alters the conditioned reinforcing properties of morphine when offspring were tested as adults. Dams were gavaged daily with 0- (sodium acetate) or 16-mg lead (as lead acetate) for 30 days prior to breeding with nonexposed males. Administration continued through gestation and(More)
The rate of acquisition of drug self-administration may serve as a predictor of later drug-taking behavior, possibly influencing the vulnerability to use drugs. The present study examined the effects of perinatal (gestation/lactation) lead exposure on adult rates of acquisition of intravenous cocaine self-administration using an automated procedure that(More)
Developmental lead exposure has been found to produce differential patterns of drug self-administration in adult animals. The present study examined the effects of perinatal (gestation/lactation) lead exposure on adult patterns of heroin self-administration. Female rats were gavaged daily with 0 mg or 16 mg lead for 30 days prior to breeding with(More)
The present investigation examined the effects of perinatal lead exposure on cocaine self-administration following a GABAA antagonist pretreatment. Female rats were exposed to either 0 or 16 mg lead daily for 30 days prior to breeding with unexposed males. Beginning on postnatal day (PND) 75, control (N=10) and lead-exposed (N=8) animals were trained to(More)
This investigation examined the effects of perinatal cadmium exposure on subsequent self-administration of cocaine during the adult cycle. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were gavaged daily with 0.0 (14% sucrose solution, w/v) or 5.0 mg cadmium chloride (dissolved in 14% sucrose solution, w/v) for 30 days prior to breeding with non-exposed males. Dams continued(More)
Venous hypertension due to dialysis access is usually secondary to outflow obstruction. The bidirectional proximal radial artery arteriovenous fistula (PRAVF) has been proposed as a procedure to increase autogenous fistula utilization and is rarely reported to cause peripheral venous hypertension. We report here a case of peripheral venous hypertension from(More)
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