The role of the gastric and hepatic vagus in voluntary alcohol intake.


The present study investigated a possible role for neural signals sent from the liver and stomach to the brain in the regulation of alcohol intake. Experiment 1 showed that gastric vagotomy (GVX) reduced the intake of 3% alcohol and 6% alcohol, while water intake was increased. This effect was not due to an alteration in pharmacokinetics, although an… (More)


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