, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 1200–1201 | Cite as

Learned aversion and rearing movement in rats given LiCl, PbCl2 or NaCl

  • D. F. Smith


The effects of an i.p. injection of 0.15 M LiCl resembled closely the effects of another toxic substance, 0.005 M PbCl2, on conditioned aversion to saccharin and rearing movements in male rats. The findings suggest that nonspecific aversive after-effects of a LiCl injection can account fully for prompt effects of LiCl on rearing behavior.


LiCl Toxic Substance Saccharin Conditioned Aversion PbCl2 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Smith
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  1. 1.Psychopharmacology Research UnitPsychiatric HospitalRisskov(Denmark)

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