Plasma corticosterone elevations in rats in response to consumption of concentrated sugar solutions.

@article{Hart1980PlasmaCE,
  title={Plasma corticosterone elevations in rats in response to consumption of concentrated sugar solutions.},
  author={Robert P. Hart and Gary D Coover and Allan Shnerson and William P Smotherman},
  journal={Journal of comparative and physiological psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={337-45}
}
The results of three experiments indicated that male hooded rats exhibit marked corticosterone elevations when they freely consume .740 mol/l (23.2% w/w) sucrose in tap water while nondeprived or .298 mol/l (9.8% w/w) sucrose when deprived of water for 36 hr. The magnitude of the corticosterone elevation was increased by lengthening the duration of prior water deprivation (2, 24, or 48 hr) and by raising the sucrose solution concentration (.189, .298, or .470 mol/l). Free ingestion of tap water… CONTINUE READING