Effects of raclopride in the nucleus accumbens on ethanol seeking and consumption.

  title={Effects of raclopride in the nucleus accumbens on ethanol seeking and consumption.},
  author={C. Czachowski and A. Chappell and H. Samson},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={25 10},
  • C. Czachowski, A. Chappell, H. Samson
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research
  • BACKGROUND Nucleus accumbens dopamine has been shown to play a role in the processing of behaviorally relevant stimuli and to mediate ethanol-reinforced responding. Previous research that used a fixed-ratio schedule of responding maintained by the presentation of small dippers (0.1 ml) of ethanol demonstrated that the dopamine D2 antagonist, raclopride, decreased total responding for ethanol by both delaying the onset of responding and causing the early termination of lever-press behavior… CONTINUE READING
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