The Neuroanatomy and Neuropharmacology of Drinking

  • Paulette E. Setler
Part of the Handbook of Psychopharmacology book series (HBKPS)


Terrestrial animals maintain body fluid balance by controlling both the intake of water and the output of water and solutes by the kidney. Regulatory intake of fluid occurs in response to a homeostatic imbalance or in anticipation of the need for water. Nonregulatory drinking, such as that induced by the availability of highly palatable solutions, also occurs. This discussion will be concerned only with regulatory drinking and primarily with drinking in response to alterations of body fluid volume or concentration.


Hypertonic Saline Lateral Hypothalamus Preoptic Area Septal Lesion Zona Incerta 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulette E. Setler
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological Research DivisionSmith Kline and French LaboratoriesPhiladelphiaUSA

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