Cocaine enhances retention of avoidance conditioning in rats

  title={Cocaine enhances retention of avoidance conditioning in rats},
  author={Patricia H Janak and Geoffrey Keppel and Joe L. Martinez},
The effects of post-training cocaine administration were tested on retention of a one-way active avoidance task in rats. A 5.0 mg/kg IP dose of cocaine enhanced retention of the avoidance task, in three separate experiments, as indicated by an increase in the number of avoidances made when animals were tested 24 h after training, while both a lower (2.5 mg/kg) and a higher (7.5 mg/kg) cocaine dose had no effect. Lidocaine (4–8 mg/kg) administered post-training did not reliably affect retention… CONTINUE READING

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