Regulatory drinking in rats with permanent access to a bitter fluid source.


Male rats were given a quinine adulterated fluid as their sole source of liquid for over 60 days. After a latency of a few days, fluid intake stabilised at about 20 ml/day, with the water to food ratio close to 1.0 ml/g. Bodyweights fell to 90 percent of control levels (rats drinking unadulterated water). A battery of dipsogenic challenges was administered… (More)


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