Control of ingestion by oral habituation in rat pups.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The role of habituation of mouthing activity in the control of ingestion was investigated in 6-, 12-, and 18-day-old rat pups. In pups at all ages, oral habituation to a flavored diet inhibited ingestion of a continuous oral infusion of that same diet. Twelve-day-old pups that had orally habituated to a diet continued to consume less of a continuous oral infusion of that diet both 30 min and 3 hr later, and the duration of suppressed ingestion was shown to be dependent on the rate of stimulus presentation during habituation experience. These data suggest that oral habituation may be a diet-specific influence on both intra- and intermeal patterning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Swithers-Mulvey, SE; Hall, WG

Published Date

  • August 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 710 - 717

PubMed ID

  • 1503662

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-0084

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-7044

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0735-7044.106.4.710


  • eng