Metabolic depression and heat balance in starving Wistar rats.

  title={Metabolic depression and heat balance in starving Wistar rats.},
  author={N. H. Markussen and N A Oritsland},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology},
  volume={84 4},
Resting metabolic rate and heat balance was studied in rats starved for 8 days at ambient temperature 22 degrees C and 30 degrees C. A depression of the resting metabolic rate was observed, at both temperatures. Metabolic rate depression, expressed as a function of the ratio between the real body wt and the normal body wt, was less at 22 degrees C than at 30 degrees C. Deep body temperature decrements of 2 degrees C and 0.6 degrees C by the end of starvation indicated that central temperature… CONTINUE READING