[Morphine self-administration added to food conditioning: methodological variant in rats].

Rats with permanent intra-jugular cannula are submitted to an alimentary operant reinforcement schedule with fixed ratio type FR 1, FR5, then FR 20. As a result, the animals are self administering (together with the alimentary inducer) a slow (about 5 sec) intravenous infusion of morphine (0.05 mg/kg). 20 per cent only of the experimental population exhibit… CONTINUE READING