The effect of ambient temperature on rectal temperature, food intake and short term body weight in the capsaicin desensitized rat


1 .Subcutaneous injections of capsaicin (mean cumulative dose: 80.1±3.6 mg·kg−1) permanently reduced the capacity of rats to withstand a hot environment when deprived of water. With water available, hyperthermia was discrete or absent in capsaicinized rats in hot environment. 2. Desensitization was followed by a significant decrease in both food intake and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00582109


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