Role of dopamine in anticipatory and consummatory aspects of sexual behavior in the male rat.

@article{Pfaus1991RoleOD,
  title={Role of dopamine in anticipatory and consummatory aspects of sexual behavior in the male rat.},
  author={James G Pfaus and Anthony G Phillips},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1991},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={727-43}
}
The ability of dopamine (DA) receptor antagonists to disrupt anticipatory and consummatory measures of sexual behavior displayed by male rats in bilevel chambers was investigated. In Experiment 1, systemic administration of haloperidol, pimozide, and the D1 antagonist SCH 23390 reduced the number of anticipatory level changes (LC) displayed during a 5-min period before the introduction of a sexually receptive female, increased the mount and intromission latencies (ML and IL), and decreased the… CONTINUE READING
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