Influence of temperature on metabolism and breathing during mammalian ontogenesis.

@article{Mortola2005InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of temperature on metabolism and breathing during mammalian ontogenesis.},
  author={Jacopo P Mortola},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={149 1-3},
  pages={155-64}
}
A literature survey of the ventilatory responses to changes in ambient temperature (T) in neonatal mammals reveals that, as in adults, the metabolic response to T is the major determining factor. In fact, the newborn's metabolic response to changes in T determines not only the pulmonary ventilation and the breathing pattern, but also the magnitude of the ventilatory responses to chemical stimuli and the intensity of the pulmonary reflexes at different T. The important difference from the adult… CONTINUE READING