Microinjection of sulpiride into the nucleus accumbens increases ethanol drinking in alcohol-preferring (P) rats.

The effects of dopamine antagonists microinjected into the nucleus accumbens (Acb) on alcohol-drinking behavior were studied in the selectively bred alcohol-preferring (P) line of rats. P female rats (N = 8) were given access to food and water ad lib, while availability of a 10% (v/v) ethanol solution was limited to 1 hr/day. After implantation of guide… CONTINUE READING