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ERIC Number: EJ775594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2933
Dopaminergic Actions of D-Amphetamine on Schedule-Induced Polydipsia in Rats
Pellon, Ricardo; Ruiz, Ana; Rodriguez, Cilia; Flores, Pilar
Psychological Record, v57 n3 p339 Sum 2007
Schedule-induced polydipsia in rats was developed by means of a fixed-time 60-s schedule of food presentation. The acute administration of d-amphetamine sulfate (0.1-3.0 mg/kg) produced a dose-dependent decrease in the rate of licking. D-Amphetamine shifted to the left the temporal distribution of adjunctive drinking within interfood intervals. Dopaminergic antagonists SCH23390 ([R(+)-7-chloro-8-hydroxy-3-methyl-1-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepine hydrochloride], 0.001-0.01 mg/kg), eticlopride (0.001-0.03mg/kg), and flupenthixol (0.03-0.3 mg/kg) also produced dose-dependent decreases in licks per minute but did not alter the temporal distribution of adjunctive behavior. Selective doses of dopaminergic antagonists further suppressed licking rates when combined with d-amphetamine, 1.0 mg/kg, but an antagonism could be observed on the temporal distribution after the administration of SCH23390 (0.01 mg/kg)or flupenthixol (0.1 mg/kg). The dopaminergic agonists SKF38393 ([R(+)-1-phenyl-7,8-dihydroxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-bezazepinehydrochloride]; 1.0-10.0 mg/kg) and quinpirole (0.003-0.03 mg/kg)produced a dose-dependent decrease in the rate of licking, and when combined with d-amphetamine, additive-like suppressive effects were found. These results suggest a dopaminergic selectivity for the effects of d-amphetamine on the temporal distribution of schedule-induced polydipsia. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Language: English
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