Acid-base state and intermittent breathing in the torpid bat, Eptesicus fuscus.

@article{Szewczak1992AcidbaseSA,
  title={Acid-base state and intermittent breathing in the torpid bat, Eptesicus fuscus.},
  author={Joseph M. Szewczak and Donald S. Jackson},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={88 1-2},
  pages={205-15}
}
The effects of intermittent breathing on acid-base state and blood gases were characterized in the torpid bat, Eptesicus fuscus, during steady-state torpor between body temperatures (Tb) of 5 and 37 degrees C. Arterial blood samples were taken from indwelling catheters without disturbing the torpid state. Arterial pH (pHa) of samples taken without knowledge of ventilatory state rose by 0.15 units from 37 to 5 degrees C with a delta pHa/delta Tb slope over this range of -0.0055 U/degrees C… CONTINUE READING