Discriminative Stimulus Properties of Hallucinogens: Behavioral Assay of Drug Action
In this chapter we will review existing literature on the discriminative stimulus properties of several drugs which are often classified as hallucinogens. At the same time we ‘will try to answer several questions about the usefulness of this procedure. For example, can it be used as a specific behavioral assay or screening technique for hallucinogens? Can the mechanism of action of hallucinogenic drugs be effectively studied and, if so, can it tell us anything about the nature of hallucinations?
KeywordsMorphine Cocaine Haloperidol Atropine Naloxone
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