Conditioned tolerance to the hypothermic effect of ethyl alcohol

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Science  30 Nov 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4422, pp. 1109-1110
DOI: 10.1126/science.493999


Results from experiments with rats support the proposition that tolerance to the hypothermic effect of alcohol involves the Pavlovian conditioning of compensatory responses. Tolerance was substantially reduced when alcohol was administered in an environment that had not been associated with alcohol. Direct evidence of a conditioned hyperthermic compensatory response was found.