Chapter

Thermoregulation

Evelyn Satinoff

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0021
 Thermoregulation

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This chapter sketches behavioral and reflexive thermoregulatory behaviors in adult and immature rats. It also describes some of the methods of studying thermoregulatory behavior and outlines some of the neural mechanisms that mediate temperature regulation.

Keywords: laboratory rats; temperature regulation; thermoregulatory behavior; neural mechanisms

Chapter.  5228 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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