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Main Title Measurement of behavioral thermoregulation /
Author Gordon, Christopher J. ; Refinetti, R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Refinetti, Roberto.
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Neurotoxicology Div. ;College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Dept. of Psychology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/166
Stock Number PB92-217033
Additional Subjects Body temperature regulation ; Animal behavior ; Species diversity ; Neuroregulators ; Conditioning(Learning) ; Heat stress ; Cold stress
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-217033 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34 pages ; 28 cm
The measurement of thermoregulatory behavior by the techniques of thermal gradient and operant conditioning allows the study of many parameters of the behavioral control of body temperature in particular species as well as the comparative study of thermo-regulatory capabilities of different species. In neuroscience research, these techniques provide a reliable dependent variable for the investigation of the action of specific neurotransmitters and the specificity of particular brain loci involved in the regulation of body temperature. Much of the current knowledge about the neural control of thermoregulatory behavior has been obtained by using thermal gradients and operant conditioning in conjunction with systemic and intracerebral injections of neurotransmitters, local thermal stimulation of brain regions, and selective destruction of particular brain sites by electrolytic lesions.
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