Respiratory consequences of feeding in the snake Python molorus.

@article{Overgaard1999RespiratoryCO,
  title={Respiratory consequences of feeding in the snake Python molorus.},
  author={J. Overgaard and M. Busk and J. Hicks and F. Jensen and T. Wang},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular \& integrative physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={
          359-65
        }
}
  • J. Overgaard, M. Busk, +2 authors T. Wang
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology
Snakes can ingest large meals and exhibit marked increases in metabolic rate during digestion. Because postprandial oxygen consumption in some snakes may surpass that attained during exercise, studies of digestion offers an alternative avenue to understand the cardio-respiratory responses to elevated metabolic rate in reptiles. The effects of feeding on metabolic rate, arterial oxygen levels, and arterial acid-base status in the snake Python molorus are described. Four snakes (180-250 g) were… Expand
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