Study of Alcohol Dependence in the Rat

  • B. Le Bourhis
  • G. Aufrere
  • D. Choquart
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 126)


In general two aspects of dependence towards alcohol + can be distinguished (4), (5), (7), (8), (13), (23):
  • on the one hand physical or physiological dependence as characterized by the appearance of a spectrum of symptoms arising upon cessation of alcoholization and comprising hyperexcitability, tremor and convulsions

  • on the other hand psychological or behavioral dependence, a somewhat ambiguous term which most often designates the search behavior of individuals for alcohol in order to avoid the withdrawal syndrom.


Alcohol Intake Alcohol Dependence Free Choice Ethanol Intake Blood Alcohol Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Le Bourhis
    • 1
  • G. Aufrere
    • 1
  • D. Choquart
    • 1
  1. 1.Instittit de Recherches Appliquees aux BoissonsCreteil CedexFrance

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