Thirst pp 279-295 | Cite as

Learning, Thirst and Drinking

  • P. C. Holland
Part of the ILSI Human Nutrition Reviews book series (ILSI HUMAN)


Animals’ ingestion of fluids is known to be affected by many factors, some involving events of the external environment, some involving detection of internal changes, some relating to immediate fluid needs, and some not related to fluid deficits. Many of the mechanisms used to detect, integrate, and act on these kinds of information are modifiable by rather specific experience. This chapter concerns a few of these learned influences on thirst and drinking, mostly in rats.


Conditioned Stimulus Conditioned Inhibition Pavlovian Conditioning Fluid Deficit Occasion Setting 
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