What schedule-induced polydipsia can tell us about alcoholism.

@article{Falk1988WhatSP,
  title={What schedule-induced polydipsia can tell us about alcoholism.},
  author={John Lionel Falk and Maocang Tang},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          577-85
        }
}
An animal model of chronic and excessive voluntary (unforced) alcohol ingestion is presented in which, by drinking, animals produce repeated, substantial elevations in blood ethanol concentration and develop physical dependence. The overindulgence is elective in that ethanol is chosen in preference to certain other fluid-ingestive alternatives. Beside the usual demonstrations of acutely compromised motor performance, tolerance development, cross-tolerance, etc., the model demonstrates that the… CONTINUE READING
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