Flight effects on plasma levels of neurohypophysial hormones in homing pigeons.

@article{George1992FlightEO,
  title={Flight effects on plasma levels of neurohypophysial hormones in homing pigeons.},
  author={John C. “Craig” George and Teny Mathew John and Thomas I. Koike},
  journal={Biological signals},
  year={1992},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={160-6}
}
A significant increase in the circulating levels of arginine vasotocin (AVT), without change in plasma osmolality, was observed in homing pigeons immediately after a flight of 48 km, lasting 60-80 min. This increase in plasma AVT is perceived as part of an overall homeostatic mechanism of mobilizing lipid as fuel for the flight muscles, of water conservation and temperature regulation in the body during the homing flight within the specific distance and duration of flight and under normal… CONTINUE READING

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