Social influences on morphine conditioned place preference.

  title={Social influences on morphine conditioned place preference.},
  author={Tina Coventry and P. S. D'Aquila and Paul F Brain and Paul Willner},
  journal={Behavioural pharmacology},
  volume={8 6-7},
Social defeat in dominant male rats has previously been shown to result in a loss of rank, together with decreased consumption of a palatable sucrose solution, suggestive of a decrease in hedonic tone. The present study further investigated the effect of defeat on hedonic capacity using the conditioned place preference paradigm. Stable dominance hierarchies were determined in pairs of male PVG rats by repeated observation of agonistic behaviour at the onset of the dark phase of the dark-light… CONTINUE READING

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