The effects of amphetamine and scopolamine on adjunctive drinking and wheel-running in rats

@article{Williams1984TheEO,
  title={The effects of amphetamine and scopolamine on adjunctive drinking and wheel-running in rats},
  author={Julia L. Williams and J. Maunsell White},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1984},
  volume={82},
  pages={360-367}
}
Two groups of rats were exposed to a fixed-interval 90 s schedule of food reinforcement. One group had access to a drinking tube containing water and the second had access to a running wheel. Amphetamine (0.3–10.0 mg/kg) and scopolamine (0.1–3.0 mg/kg) were assessed for their effects on lever-pressing, adjunctive drinking and adjunctive wheel-running. Low to moderate doses of amphetamine increased overall rates of lever-pressing, whereas the highest dose decreased them. Scopolamine decreased… CONTINUE READING