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Main Title Thermal Biology of the Laboratory Rat.
Author Gordon., C. J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Neurotoxicology Div.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/086;
Stock Number PB90-245416
Additional Subjects Aging(Biology) ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Growth(Biology) ; Rats ; Metabolism ; Brain ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Circadian rhythms ; Sleep ; Reviews ; Reprints ; Body temperature regulation ; Motor activity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-245416 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 30p
In view of the array of thermal interactions commonly reported in physiological, pharmacological and behavioral studies of the rat, it would be timely to thoroughly review and develop a data base of the basic thermoregulatory parameters of the laboratory rat. The review contains the pertinent papers dealing with the thermal biology of the laboratory rat, including; metabolism, thermoneutrality, core and brain temperature, thermal tolerance, thermal conductance and insulation, thermoregulatory effectors (i.e., thermogenesis, peripheral vasomotor tone, evaporation, and behavior), thermal acclimation, growth and reproduction, ontogeny, aging, motor activity and exercise, circadian rhythm and sleep, gender differences, and other parameters. It is shown that the laboratory rat exhibits unique thermoregulatory responses compared to other rodents.