Hibernation induces pentobarbital insensitivity in medulla but not cortex.

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The 13-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), a hibernating species, is a natural model of physiological adoption to an extreme environment. During torpor, body temperature drops to 0-4 degrees C, and the cortex is electrically silent, yet the brain stem continues to regulate cardiorespiratory function. The mechanisms underlying selective… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00239.2009

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@article{Hengen2009HibernationIP, title={Hibernation induces pentobarbital insensitivity in medulla but not cortex.}, author={Keith B. Hengen and Mary Behan and Hannah V Carey and Mathew V. Jones and Stephen M. Johnson}, journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology}, year={2009}, volume={297 4}, pages={R1028-36} }