Effects of Alcohol History on Effects of Nitrous Oxide - 9
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The purpose of this study is to conduct experiments to examine subjective and reinforcing effects of nitrous oxide. Mood altering and psychomotor effects will be tested on non-drug abusers and preference procedures will be used to assess reinforcing effects. Comparisons between nitrous oxide, opiates, and benzodiazepine antagonists will be made. To determine effects of alcohol history on the reinforcing, subjective and psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide in healthy volunteers.
Choice of nitrous oxide vs placebo [ Time Frame: After 30 min inhalation each of N2O and placebo ]
Two subject groups (light drinkers vs moderate drinkers) were asked to inhale a given conc of N2O and inhale a placebo, then choose for a third inhalation. The subject & the technician administering the inhalant were blinded. Testing was done at each dose.
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