Behavioral Sensitization

An example of the behavioral changes associated with the repeated intermittent administration of amphetamine in rats. The progressive increase in the psychomotor activating effects of amphetamine (left), and the behavioral hypersensitivity to a drug challenge (relative to saline treated controls; middle), is typical of behavioral sensitization, as is the shift to the left in the dose-effect function (right).


Terry Robinson
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