Release of heat-loss responses in paradoxical sleep by thermal loads and by pontine tegmental lesions in cats.


Thermoregulatory heat-loss responses at high ambient temperatures were studied in intact cats and those with bilateral electrolytic lesions in the pontine tegmentum during wakefulness (W), slow-wave sleep (SWS), paradoxical sleep (PS) and PS without atonia induced by the lesions. Panting (respiratory rate greater than or equal to 90/min) was present during… (More)