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Rats were raised from weanling until young adulthood in either an enriched condition (EC) or isolated condition (IC). Following this, the locomotor and rewarding effects of amphetamine were determined using the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm. EC rats were more sensitive to the acute locomotor stimulant effect and rewarding effect of amphetamine(More)
Animal studies suggest nicotine and cannabinoids may significantly enhance the therapeutic value of neuroleptics in motor disorders. This was recently demonstrated in humans by the finding that chewing nicotine gum produced striking relief from tics and other symptoms of Tourette syndrome not controlled by neuroleptic treatment alone. It appears that the(More)
In an open, nonblind study, 10 patients with Tourette's disorder who were being treated with haloperidol were videotaped before, while, and after chewing nicotine gum. The frequency of tics was reduced significantly during the 30-minute gum-chewing period and during the 1 hour after gum chewing. Nicotine appears to potentiate haloperidol effects in patients(More)
The time course of cocaine-induced changes in self-stimulation thresholds were used to evaluate cocaine euphoria and dysphoria as a function of the chronicity of drug treatment, dosage level, and the spacing of injections. It was assumed that cocaine-induced decreases in thresholds were indicative of cocaine euphoria, while increases in thresholds reflected(More)
While some investigators have reported that cocaine increases response rates for brain stimulation reward, others have failed to demonstrate this effect. The present study was designed to evaluate the influence of stimulation parameters, dose of cocaine and operant-dependent response requirements on cocaine's ability to alter self-stimulation rates.(More)
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