Involvement of the nucleus accumbens in oral behaviour in the freely moving rat.

@article{Koene1993InvolvementOT,
  title={Involvement of the nucleus accumbens in oral behaviour in the freely moving rat.},
  author={Paul Koene and Eric P. Prinssen and Alexander Rudolf Cools},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  year={1993},
  volume={233 1},
  pages={151-6}
}
The role of the nucleus accumbens in oral behaviour was examined by intra-accumbens injections of a single dose of a selective dopamine D1 receptor agonist (SKF 38393: 5 micrograms/side), a selective dopamine D2 receptor agonist (quinpirole: 10 micrograms/side), and their combination in freely moving rats. Principal factor analysis revealed four factors to be involved in the scored behaviours, two of which concerned oral behaviour: a chew factor, comprising the behaviours chew, tongue… CONTINUE READING