The effect of lithium on food intake in rats.


The influence of lithium on ingestive behavior and body weight was studied in male and female rats. Single i.p. doses of LiCl (3.6-7.2 mmol/kg) reduced both food intake and water consumption. Repeated large doses of LiCl given intraperitoneally caused a prompt anorexia and delayed polydipsia as well as weight loss, effects that were much more pronounced in… (More)


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