Capsaicin activates heat loss and heat production simultaneously and independently in rats.


Subcutaneous administration of capsaicin (5 mg/kg) immediately increased the temperature of the tail skin (Tsk) for 2 h in urethan-anesthetized rats, suggesting an increase in heat loss. O2 consumption, an index of heat production, also immediately increased after the capsaicin injection, and this increase lasted for >10 h. Colonic temperature (Tco… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.1998.275.1.R92

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