The intensity of a fetal taste aversion is modulated by the anesthesia used during conditioning.

@article{Mickley1995TheIO,
  title={The intensity of a fetal taste aversion is modulated by the anesthesia used during conditioning.},
  author={G. Andrew Mickley and Jessica Lovelace and Sin{\'e}ad T. Farrell and Kyoung S. K. Chang},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  year={1995},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={
          119-27
        }
}
Rat fetuses (E18) can learn a taste aversion in utero if experience with a sweet flavor (saccharin = Sac) is followed by a malaise-producing injection of lithium chloride (LiCl). Here we report that this phenomenon can be significantly modulated by the type of anesthesia administered to the pregnant dam before the conditioning procedure. Dams were anesthetized with one of the following drugs or drug combinations: (1) sodium pentobarbital; (2) ketamine hydrochloride and xylazine; or (3) sodium… CONTINUE READING
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