, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 117–119

Memory facilitation by post-training injection of ethanol

  • R. L. Alkana
  • E. S. Parker
Original Investigations

DOI: 10.1007/BF00427617

Cite this article as:
Alkana, R.L. & Parker, E.S. Psychopharmacology (1979) 66: 117. doi:10.1007/BF00427617


Immediate post-training IP injection of ethanol (0.75–4.5 g/kg) significantly enhanced retention of a one-trial passive avoidance task in mice compared to saline controls. Ethanol (4.5 g/kg) in the absence of footshock did not affect test performance. The memory facilitation may reflect ethanol's effects on neurotransmitter, macromolecular, or hormonal systems, or a reduction in interference.

Key words

Memory facilitation Animal studies Ethanol Consolidation Passive avoidance 

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© Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Alkana
    • 1
  • E. S. Parker
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PharmacyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Clinical StudiesNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismRockvilleUSA

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