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Publications [#275633] of Amir H. Rezvani

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  1. Kampov-Polevoy, AB; Overstreet, DH; Rezvani, AH; Janowsky, DS (1995). Suppression of ethanol intake in alcohol-preferring rats by prior voluntary saccharin consumption.. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 52(1), 59-64. [7501679]
    (last updated on 2019/04/25)

    In a situation offering a free choice between 0.1% saccharin solution and tap water, Fawn Hooded (FH) rats consumed 363.0 +/- 33.5 ml/kg/day of saccharin solution. Subsequently those animals drank 3.0 +/- 0.4 g/kg of ethanol in a free choice between water and 10% ethanol solution. Control FH rats that did not have access to saccharin consumed 5.0 +/- 0.5 between groups was significant: p = 0.006). When control rats were exposed to the choice between 10% ethanol solution and 0.1% saccharin solution for 4 days they consumed 383.7 +/- 27.5 ml/kg/day of saccharin solution and their ethanol intake dropped to 1.2 +/- 0.3 g/kg/day. When these rats were returned back to alcohol/water choice and exposure to saccharin was discontinued, their alcohol intake was still reduced (3.7 +/- 0.3 g/kg/day for at least 10 consecutive days). Exposure of alcohol-experienced alcohol-preferring P rats with high (6.8 +/- 0.5 g/kg/day) and stable alcohol intake to saccharin/water choice for 4 days also resulted in a significant attenuation of their ethanol intake for at least 6 days following saccharin cessation. Thus, voluntary consumption of saccharin can suppress subsequent alcohol intake in both alcohol-naive and alcohol-experienced rats.

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