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A Procedure for Studying the Footshock-Induced Reinstatement of Cocaine Seeking in Laboratory Rats

DOI :

10.3791/2265-v

8:54 min

January 6th, 2011

January 6th, 2011

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1Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

Animal models of relapse, known as reinstatement procedures, have been used extensively to study the role of stress in relapse to drug seeking. Here, we report on a method for inducing the reinstatement of cocaine seeking in laboratory rats via acute exposures to mild, intermittent electric footshock.

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