Physiological adjustments to prolonged diving in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.

@article{Andersen1961PhysiologicalAT,
  title={Physiological adjustments to prolonged diving in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.},
  author={H. Andersen},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1961},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          23-45
        }
}
  • H. Andersen
  • Published 1961
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta physiologica Scandinavica
Conspicuous physiological adjustments to experimental submersion have been observed in the natural divers among the birds and the mammals. In order to obtain further information on the phenomena associated with water immersion, and to explore these characteristics in other diving vertebrates, experiments have been carried out on the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. The heart rate was found to slow down during diving. The pressure induced in the large arteries by ventricular… Expand
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