Role of the pituitary-adrenal hormones in the acquisition of schedule-induced polydipsia.

@article{Levine1989RoleOT,
  title={Role of the pituitary-adrenal hormones in the acquisition of schedule-induced polydipsia.},
  author={R Levine and Seymour Levine},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1989},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={621-37}
}
Adrenalectomized female rats failed to develop schedule-induced polydipsia (SIP). Dexamethasone (DEX) injections failed to reinstate SIP in adrenalectomized rats. They did not prevent intact rats from acquiring SIP but interfered with subsequent expression of this behavior. In contrast, corticosterone, the rats' normally occurring glucocorticoid, fully… CONTINUE READING