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A Protocol for Measuring Cue Reactivity in a Rat Model of Cocaine Use Disorder
 

A Protocol for Measuring Cue Reactivity in a Rat Model of Cocaine Use Disorder

Article DOI: 10.3791/55864
June 18th, 2018

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Summary June 18th, 2018

Cue reactivity is conceptualized as sensitivity to cues linked with drug-taking experiences that contribute to craving and relapse in abstinent humans. Cue reactivity is modeled in rats by measuring attentional orientation toward drug-associated cues that results in appetitive approach behavior in a cue reactivity test following self-administration and forced abstinence.

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