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Psychopharmacologia

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 482–492 | Cite as

The effects of meprobamate, barbiturates, d-amphetamine and promazine on experimentally induced conflict in the rat

  • Irving Geller
  • Joseph Seifter
Original Investigations

Summary

Conflict behavior was induced in rats by simultaneously rewarding with liquid food and punishing with pain shock every lever response made in the presence of a tone. Meprobamate, phenobarbital and pentobarbital increased the number of shocks a rat would accept in order to obtain the food reward; in contrast, promazine and d-amphetamine decreased the number of shocks taken. The technique thus permits a separation on a behavioral basis of meprobamate, pentobarbital and phenobarbital from promazine and d-amphetamine.

Keywords

Pentobarbital Phenobarbital Barbiturate Food Reward Liquid Food 
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© Springer-Verlag 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Geller
    • 1
  • Joseph Seifter
    • 1
  1. 1.Wyeth Institute for Medical ResearchPhiladelphia 1

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