Flavor preferences conditioned by intragastric infusion of ethanol in rats.

@article{Ackroff2001FlavorPC,
  title={Flavor preferences conditioned by intragastric infusion of ethanol in rats.},
  author={Karen Ackroff and Anthony Sclafani},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={327-38}
}
Sprague-Dawley rats were trained 22 h/day to associate a flavored solution [conditioned stimulus (CS+)] with intragastric infusions of 6% ethanol and another flavored solution (CS-) with water infusions. The infusions were matched to the CS intakes so that the animals determined their timing and size. In Phase 1, chow and water were available ad libitum, and both CS flavors were initially sweetened with saccharin that was then faded out. The rats displayed a preference for the CS+ over the CS… CONTINUE READING