Effect of melatonin on sleep and brain temperature in the Djungarian hamster and the rat.

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The effect of a single dose of melatonin (3-5 mg/kg intraperitoneally) on sleep, electroencephalographic power density, and cortical temperature (TCRT) was investigated. Melatonin was administered to Djungarian hamsters 4 h or 12 h after lights on in a 16-h light:8-h dark cycle (LD 16:8) and to rats at dark onset in a LD 12:12. The effects in both species… (More)

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@article{Huber1998EffectOM, title={Effect of melatonin on sleep and brain temperature in the Djungarian hamster and the rat.}, author={Reto Huber and Tom Deboer and B Schwierin and Irene Tobler}, journal={Physiology & behavior}, year={1998}, volume={65 1}, pages={77-82} }