Narcotic-reinforced responding: A rapid evaluation procedure

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Rhesus monkeys were conditioned to lever press for intravenous injections of codeine. The self-injection behavior was brought under the control of a schedule of drug delivery and access to the codeine schedule was made available twice each day. Subsequently, a variety of doses of codeine and saline were compared to the dose used to condition and maintain self-injection responding. Each change in drug condition was maintained for only a single experimental session. The procedure is recommended for rapid evaluation of drugs for their capacity to reinforce self-injection behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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