A procedure for rapid evaluation of the discriminative stimulus effects of drugs.

@article{Bertalmio1982APF,
  title={A procedure for rapid evaluation of the discriminative stimulus effects of drugs.},
  author={Albert J. Bertalmio and Seymore Herling and Randolph Y. Hampton and Gail D. Winger and J. H. Woods},
  journal={Journal of pharmacological methods},
  year={1982},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={289-99}
}
Rhesus monkeys were trained in a two-lever drug-discrimination procedure with several discrete trials per session. During training sessions, either a sham injection or a subcutaneous injection of the training drug was administered ten minutes prior to each trial. During each trial, completion of 100 consecutive responses on the lever appropriate for the animal's pharmacological condition (e.g., left for sham, right for drug) resulted in the delivery of three grams of food. Training sessions… CONTINUE READING

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