Leucocyte changes in rodents exposed to cold with and without restraint.

@article{Lavenda1956LeucocyteCI,
  title={Leucocyte changes in rodents exposed to cold with and without restraint.},
  author={N Lavenda and Robert Bartlett and V E KENNEDY},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1956},
  volume={184 3},
  pages={624-6}
}
The white blood cell picture was determined in adult mice and rats with and without restraint. In the mouse both cold and restraint resulted in lymphopenia. When the stresses were applied simultaneously the effect was additive. Restraint in the mouse also caused a reduction in the polymorphonuclear elements. In the rat, restraint produced lymphopenia but contrary to the mouse the stress response of the polymorphonuclear leucocytes was a slight increase rather than a decrease. The total heart… CONTINUE READING