Enhancement of pseudoconditioning and retardation of escape by low doses of ethanol.

Independent groups of mature Wistar rats were injected intraperitoneally with 0.9% NaCl solution or 0.5 g/kg, 1 g/kg or 2 g/kg ethanol prepared from a 30% ethanol solution in 0.9% NaCl. Thirty min later each animal was placed in a two compartment shuttlebox and given 25 trials during which footshock was presented every 60 sec and tones of 8 sec duration… (More)