Determinants of the voluntary consumption of nicotine by rats.

  title={Determinants of the voluntary consumption of nicotine by rats.},
  author={R Maehler and Mitra Dadmarz and Wolfgang H. Vogel},
  volume={41 4},
The 2-bottle free-choice method was used to study the voluntary consumption of nicotine by rats. Rats consumed nicotine voluntarily at different, albeit quite consistent, amounts. Voluntary intakes were higher in younger than older rats, but were not affected by gender. A previously forced nicotine intake had no effect on a subsequent voluntary intake of nicotine in older but increased it in younger rats. Forced exposure to nicotine of pregnant and lactating rats did not increase the voluntary… CONTINUE READING
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