Interchangeability of stress and amphetamine in sensitization.

  title={Interchangeability of stress and amphetamine in sensitization.},
  author={Seymour M. Antelman and Alan J. Eichler and Cynthia A. Black and Donna J. Kocan},
  volume={207 4428},
In view of similarities between the behavioral, biochemical, and electrophysiological effects of amphetamine and stress, we tested the hypothesis that presentation of a stressor, mild tail pressure, can sensitize an animal to the later effects of amphetamine, and vice versa. Our findings supported this hypothesis and suggest that amphetamine and at least some stressors may be interchangeable in their ability to induce a sensitization. The data raise the possibility that stress might be a common… CONTINUE READING

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