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AppetiteNeural and Behavioural Bases$
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Charles R. Legg and David Booth

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198547877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.001.0001

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Neuropharmacology of appetite and taste preferences

Neuropharmacology of appetite and taste preferences

(p.212) 9 Neuropharmacology of appetite and taste preferences

Steven J. Cooper

Suzanne Higgs

Oxford University Press

This chapter compares the effect of some selected drugs on food intake, their effects on taste preferences, and their effects on taste reactivity measures. It aims to determine the extent to which it can be inferred that the effects of drugs on hedonic processes contribute to their effects on food ingestion. The findings reveal that the clearest example of drugs that affect palatability are those that act as agonists at benzodiazepine receptors linked to gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)A receptors.

Keywords:   food intake, taste preferences, drugs, taste reactivity, hedonic processes, food ingestion, benzodiazepine, GABA receptors

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