Effects of cooling in infant rats on growth, maturation, sleep patterns and responses to food deprivation.

Abstract

The confounding effects of undernourishment and body cooling, resulting from maternal separation, were investigated by separating food and warmth deprivation. Rat pups aged 3-16 d were deprived of food for alternate 24-h periods by removal from the lactating mother. Some of the pups were placed with a foster mother, who kept them warm, whereas others were… (More)

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