Effects of hypoxia on metabolic rate of conscious adult cats during cold exposure.


Oxygen consumption (VO2) and shivering movements were recorded in adult, conscious cats in a thermoneutral (24-27 degrees C) and in a cold (3-8 degrees C) environment during normoxia, hypoxia, or hyperoxia for 55 min. In the cold environment, VO2 correlated with shivering index (SI) under conditions of normoxia or ambient hypoxia (FIO2 = 0.12). During… (More)


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