Influence of diet palatability on maintenance feeding behavior in rats with dorsolateral tegmental damage Academic Article uri icon


  • Lesions in the dorsolateral tegmentum that depleted hypothalamic norepinephrine induced (a) substantial hyperphagia and weight gains in rats maintained on either high-fat or wet-mash diets, (b) moderate overeating and body weight gains in rats maintained successively on 0.4, 0.3, 0.2, and 0.1% quinine high-fat diets, and (c) body weight maintenance at same-diet control levels in rats maintained successively on 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6% quinine wet-mash diets. Similarities and differences of the present findings with reference to previous observations obtained from rats with ventromedial hypothalamic lesions are discussed. © 1979.

author list (cited authors)

  • Peters, R. H., Gunion, M. W., & Wellman, P. J.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • October 1979