Differential effects of benzodiazepine receptor ligands on isotonic saline and water consumption in water-deprived rats.


Water-deprived male rats were adapted to a 30 min test of water or saline drinking in a single-bottle acceptance test. The potent benzodiazepine agonist, clonazepam, produced significant increases in both water and saline consumption. Increases in the consumption of both were also obtained with the non-benzodiazepine agonist, zopiclone (a cyclopyrrolone… (More)


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