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Physiol Behav. 1984 Nov;33(5):713-8.

Behavioral correlates of oral and postingestive satiety in the rat.


Hungry rats display the characteristic "satiety sequence" after drinking a glucose solution: The end of ingestion is accompanied by grooming and exploring, followed by resting. With saccharin solutions over a range of concentrations, however, ingestion is accompanied and followed by persistent grooming and exploring; resting rarely occurs. Gastric preloads of glucose solution promote resting to reinstate the "satiety sequence" after a bout of saccharin ingestion. Therefore, the systemic effects of glucose are sufficient to promote resting. In the absence of postingestive factors, the "satiety sequence" is incomplete following saccharin ingestion as it is after sham-feeding.

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