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Two groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats received ethanol dose-effect tests for FR30, food-reinforced operant performance, in each of two environmental contexts, before and after a period of daily presession ethanol or saline injections. During the latter period, context alternated daily. The ethanol group received ethanol prior to sessions for one context(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine ethanol's delayed effects (termed hangover) using conditioned place testing. Four groups of rats received a single pairing of a distinctive environment (tactile and visual) 10 h after injection with ethanol (0, 2, 3, 4 g/kg, i.p. ) or saline in a counterbalanced design. Rats receiving 3 and 4 g/kg ethanol showed a(More)
Conditioned place preference (CPP) was employed to clarify the reinforcing and locomotor stimulating effects of several doses of cocaine and caffeine (0.32, 1.0, 3.2, 5.6, and 10.0 mg/kg) and to explore the possibility of additive effects between the two drugs. Additionally, the hypothesis that the reinforcing effects of psychostimulants are mediated by the(More)
In Experiment 1, twelve Sprague-Dawley rats were trained in a two-choice food-reinforced drug discrimination task (10-min sessions) using the state-dependent interoceptive stimulus attributes of ethanol's (ETOH) delayed or rebound effects (EDE) versus "normal" basal homeostasis. Rats were injected with either 4 g/kg ETOH or equivalent volumes of saline(More)
The complex interaction between alcohol and the body's circadian rhythm has become a rapidly expanding area in chronopharmacology. This area has key implications for the field of alcohol research, because understanding alcohol's effects on the body's internal clock will aid scientists in designing medications and behavioral interventions for treating(More)
Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly selected into 4 groups (n = 8/group) and conditioned in a standard place preference task. The groups differed in the dose of pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) administered prior to conditioning trials. With respect to the three treatment groups, placement into the, initially, nonpreferred side of the CPP apparatus(More)
Two experiments were conducted to examine the circadian fluctuations in voluntary ethanol (ETOH) consumption in male Sprague-Dawley rats conditioned to consume ETOH in their homecage and exposed to photoperiod phase shifts equivalent to those experienced by humans. Using a maintenance concentration of 20% w/v ETOH, changes in homecage drinking in 42 rats(More)
Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats were trained to discriminate pentylenetetrazole (PTZ, 15 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) from saline (SAL) under a drug discrimination procedure. Test sessions were conducted with 10 randomly selected subjects. Tests with various doses of PTZ resulted in a dose-dependent increase in the percentage of total session responses emitted(More)
The hedonic valence of the interoceptive stimuli associated with a wide range of cocaine doses administered by either SC or intraperitoneal injections was assessed in rats. Ninety-six male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to different dose- and route-of-administration dependent groups (n = 8/group) and conditioned in a place learning task. During(More)
Three groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats were conditioned with ethanol (ETOH) and water in a Conditioned Place Preference task. To assess the contribution of prior drug/behavioral history on the relative hedonic valence of ETOH, the three groups differed in the task demands and degree of prior ETOH exposure. One group was trained to self-administer 20% w/v(More)