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A Novel Procedure for Evaluating the Reinforcing Properties of Tastants in Laboratory Rats
 

A Novel Procedure for Evaluating the Reinforcing Properties of Tastants in Laboratory Rats: Operant Intraoral Self-administration

Article doi: 10.3791/50956
February 6th, 2014

Summary February 6th, 2014

The current study evaluates a novel procedure for assessing the reinforcing effects of palatable solutions in laboratory rats: intraoral self-administration. To this end, operant responding (i.e. lever pressing) for intraoral infusions of sweet solutions at different concentrations was measured on continuous and progressive ratios schedules of reinforcement.

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