Spatial aversion conditioning with ethanol

Christopher L. Cunningham

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To determine whether dose level affected ethanol's ability to establish a preference or aversion for an associated spatial location, two groups of male albino rats each received five pairings of an IP injection of ethanol (1 or 2 g/kg) with exposure to a distinctive compartment for 15 min. On alternate days, each rat was exposed to a different compartment after a saline injection. A choice test indicated that aversions were established at both dose levels, and thus failed to confirm a previous report of conditioned location preference at the lower dose level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-264
Number of pages2
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug reinforcement
  • Ethanol
  • Rats
  • Spatial aversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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