The dopamine D2 receptor agonists, quinpirole and bromocriptine produce conditioned place preferences.

@article{Hoffman1988TheDD,
  title={The dopamine D2 receptor agonists, quinpirole and bromocriptine produce conditioned place preferences.},
  author={Diane C. Hoffman and P R Dickson and Richard J. Beninger},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 2-3},
  pages={315-22}
}
1. The conditioned place preference paradigm was used to examine the role of the D2 receptor in mediating the reinforcing effects of dopamine (DA) agonists. 2. During the 3-day pre-exposure phase, rats explored two distinctive end compartments which were adjoined by a small tunnel. During the 8-day conditioning phase, groups of rats were treated with the selective D2 receptor agonists, quinpirole (0.01, 0.025, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 1.0 and 5.0 mg/kg IP) or bromocriptine (0, 0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0, 5.0… CONTINUE READING