Rewarding effect of the neuroactive steroid 3 alpha-hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one in mice.

@article{Finn1997RewardingEO,
  title={Rewarding effect of the neuroactive steroid 3 alpha-hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one in mice.},
  author={Deborah Ann Finn and Tamara J Phillips and Dobrina M. Okorn and Julia A. Chester and Christopher L. Cunningham},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={261-4}
}
The GABAA-receptor agonist neuroactive steroid 3 alpha-hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one (3 alpha,5 alpha-P) has anxiolytic and locomotor stimulant effects and shares some subjective properties with benzodiazepines, barbiturates and ethanol, but there have been no studies of its reinforcing or rewarding effects. The present study examined the rewarding… CONTINUE READING