Microinjections of Dopaminergic Agents in the Nucleus Accumbens Affect Ethanol Consumption But Not Palatability

  title={Microinjections of Dopaminergic Agents in the Nucleus Accumbens Affect Ethanol Consumption But Not Palatability},
  author={H. J. Kaczmarek and S. Kiefer},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  • H. J. Kaczmarek, S. Kiefer
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior
  • It was determined whether ethanol palatability in rats could be changed by manipulating the reinforcement experienced during limited access consumption. During the first 3 days of the experiment, initial taste reactivity (TR) testing to distilled water (1 day) and 10% alcohol (2 days) was performed. Following the establishment of baseline TR, separate groups of animals received bilateral microinjections (0.5 microl/side) into the nucleus accumbens of either the nonspecific dopamine agonist d… CONTINUE READING
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