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Developmental Differences in Nicotine Place Conditioning

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  • TRACY A. TORRELLA,

    1. Honors College, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
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  • KIMBERLY A. BADANICH,

    1. Department of Psychology, Cognitive and Neural Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
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  • REX M. PHILPOT,

    1. Department of Psychology, Cognitive and Neural Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
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  • CHERYL L. KIRSTEIN,

    1. Department of Psychology, Cognitive and Neural Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
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  • LYNN WECKER

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
      Address for correspondence: Lynn Wecker, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, USFCOM, MDC Box 9, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612-4799. Voice: 813-974-3823; fax: 813-974-3081. lwecker@hsc.usf.edu
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Address for correspondence: Lynn Wecker, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, USFCOM, MDC Box 9, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612-4799. Voice: 813-974-3823; fax: 813-974-3081. lwecker@hsc.usf.edu

Abstract

Abstract: To understand the motivations and implications of the prevalence of smoking, studies have compared the behavioral effects of nicotine, the psychoactive drug in tobacco, in adolescent and adult animals. The present study used a biased three-chambered conditioned-place preference procedure without prior habituation to examine the potential rewarding and anxiolytic effects of nicotine across adolescence and adulthood to assess the presence of age-dependent differences in response to nicotine.

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