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Effect of High Environmental Temperature on the Oxygen Consumption of Thyroidectomized, Hypophysectomized and Methylthiouracil-treated Rats and the Related Action of Thyroxine

Nature volume 169, page 972 (07 June 1952) | Download Citation

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IT is well known that oxygen consumption increases if the temperature of the environment is raised above the neutral zone (28°–30° for the rat). Normal rats, in a chamber saturated with water vapour, invariably respond to a temperature of 35° C. with a marked rise in oxygen consumption.

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  1. Institute of Pathophysiology, University, Pécs. Jan. 2.

    • SZ. DONHOFFER
    • , GY. MESTYÁN
    •  & T. PAP

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