Influence of fluid deprivation level on the extinction of conditioned taste aversion induced by amphetamine in female rats Academic Article uri icon


  • The present experiment examined the influence of differential fluid deprivation (8.5- or 23.5-h) on the extinction of amphetamine (2.0 mg/kg)-induced conditioned taste aversion in female rats. In two-bottle preference tests, rats trained and extinguished under a 23.5-h fluid-deprivation schedule displayed significantly faster extinction of saccharin taste aversion relative to that observed in rats trained and extinguished under an 8.5-h deprivation schedule. The more rapid extinction of amphetamine aversion observed in fluid-deprived rats is comparable to that described previously for conventional emetic punishers such as lithium chloride or cyclophosphamide. © 1981, Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wellman, P. J., & Boissard, C. G.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • September 1981