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Drug Induced Discriminable Stimuli: Past Research and Future Perspectives

  • Harbans Lal
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 22)

Abstract

Stimuli are conventionally defined as environmental events that reliably control behaviors. The rate of behavioral emission is different in the presence of certain stimuli than in their absence. The experimental characterization of a stimulus is exclusively based upon the behaviors that are either emitted or elicited in the presence of the stimulus. The type of functional relationship between a stimulus and a response determines a stimulus category. At present many stimulus categories are recognized (for discussion see Thompson and Pickens, 1971).

Keywords

Drug Action Stimulus Control Discriminative Stimulus Abuse Potential Narcotic Analgesic 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harbans Lal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Department of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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