Drug discrimination in behavioral toxicology.

  title={Drug discrimination in behavioral toxicology.},
  author={F. C. Colpaert},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Mikrobiologie und Hygiene. Serie B, Umwelthygiene, Krankenhaushygiene, Arbeitshygiene, praventive Medizin},
  volume={185 1-2},
  • F. C. Colpaert
  • Published 1987 in
    Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Mikrobiologie und…
Drug discrimination is a method of behavioral pharmacology which establishes drugs as discriminative stimuli to behavioral responses. The drug discrimination paradigm typically involves the training of animals to discriminate the administration of a given chemical from that of its vehicle. Prominent features of the paradigm are its exquisite pharmacological specificity, reliability and sensitivity. Toxicology can utilize drug discrimination in at least two ways. Firstly, discriminative effects… CONTINUE READING