Drug-induced reductions in ethanol intake in alcohol preferring and Fawn-Hooded rats.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The ethanol intake of Fawn-Hooded rats, a serotonin deficient strain, was examined under a two bottle choice between ethanol (10%) and tap water. The Fawn-Hooded rats drank as much ethanol as the alcohol preferring strain of rats (approximately 6 times that of the control Wistar rats), but drank more fluid and ate more. In general, direct and indirect serotonin agonists, reduced ethanol intake to a smaller degree in the Fawn-Hooded rats compared to the P rats. In contrast the centrally acting antimuscarinic scopolamine reduced ethanol intake to a similar degree in the two strains.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rezvani, AH; Overstreet, DH; Janowsky, DS

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 437

PubMed ID

  • 1845573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1358-6173


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England