William T. Spence

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Since the central nervous system (CNS) exerts a control over the homeostatic mechanisms concerned in the regulation of body temperature, appetite and energy expenditure, and water and salt balance, one may reasonably ask whether the CNS influences directly the peripheral metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat. In searching for an answer to this(More)
This report deals with the effect of midbrain transection on the metabolic balance of nitrogen, sodium and potassium and the urinary excretion of creatine, creatinine and formaldehydogens in 10 female dogs. Similar studies have been carried out on 3 control dogs subjected to hemispherectomy, hemidecortication and unilateral occipital lobectomy respectively.(More)