Increased preference for ethanol in rats following alcohol deprivation

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Depriving rats of alcohol, following a prolonged period of access to the solution, produced a much higher alcohol preference than did continual access. This “alcohol deprivation effect” is seen as possibly demonstrating a “need” for alcohol.

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Correspondence to J. D. Sinclair.

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1. This study represents a portion of the effort carried out under USPHS Grant No. MH 11895-01.

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Sinclair, J.D., Senter, R.J. Increased preference for ethanol in rats following alcohol deprivation. Psychon Sci 8, 11–12 (1967). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03330642

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Keywords

  • Alcohol Preference
  • EtoH Solution
  • Vious Experiment
  • Human Alcoholic
  • Alcohol Deprivation Effect