Effects of dl-fenfluramine on dextrin and casein intakes influenced by textural preferences

Baker, Barbara J and Booth, David A (1990) Effects of dl-fenfluramine on dextrin and casein intakes influenced by textural preferences. Behavioral Neuroscience, 104 (1). pp. 153-159. ISSN 0735-7044

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Abstract

The effects of dl-fenfluramine (2.5 mg/kg) on selection between the textures of nutrient preparations were tested by presenting rats with a choice between pairs of three sizes of chow crumb with 45% dextrin, casein, maltodextrin, or calcium caseinate added or with no nutrient added. The usual effect of fenfluramine was to reduce the intake preference for a coarser over a finer crumb. This drug effect differed, however, with the preparation of protein or of carbohydrate added to each crumb size. There was no consistent effect of nutrient, and hence the reported effects of this dose of dl-fenfluramine cannot be attributed to nutrient-specific selection.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0001 General Including influence of the environment > QP0136 Appetite
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0351 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology > QP0361 Nervous system > QP0431 Senses
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0351 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology > QP0431 Senses
Depositing User: prof. David Booth
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2015 13:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2015 13:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56331
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