Fixed-interval schedules for drug self-administration in the rat
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The practicality of using second-order fixed-interval schedules in studies of heroin reinforcement with rats was examined. Optimum rates of responding were obtained with a dose of 0.03 mg/kg/infusion and an interval duration of 3 min. In addition, schedules consisting of a only a single interval were shown to be practical, leading to response rates comparable to those obtained with cocaine or food as reinforcer.
Key wordsFixed-interval Self-administration Second-order schedule Heroin Cocaine
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