Effects of drinkometer current and of foot shock on psychogenic polydipsia
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The development of schedule-induced polydipsia in rats run on a free dry-food schedule was not affected by whether or not the drinkometer was operating. Other rats showed an increase in polydipsia when given occasional mild foot shocks, suggesting that polydipsia is enhanced by a nonspecific emotion-arousing procedure.
KeywordsWater Bottle Baseline Session Drinking Tube Lick Rate Shock Series
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