Nocturnal shifts in thermal and metabolic responses of the immature rat.

Abstract

Immature rats were tested at 2, 7, 11, and 15 days of age to determine steady-state thermoregulatory responses during light (L) and dark (D) phases of the daily cycle. Pups were housed with dams in a vivarium illuminated from 0700 to 1900 h. During each phase tests began approximately 1 h after the change in the light conditions of the vivarium. Duration of… (More)

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