Nicotine is thought to underlie the reinforcing and dependence-producing effects of tobacco-containing products. Nicotine supports self-administration in rodents, although measures of its reinforcing effects are often confounded by procedures that are used to facilitate acquisition, such as food restriction, prior reinforcement training, or response-contingent co-delivery of a naturally reinforcing light. This study examined whether rats acquire nicotine self-administration in the absence of these facilitators.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 20-25)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology