The respiratory consequences of feeding in amphibians and reptiles.

@article{Wang2001TheRC,
  title={The respiratory consequences of feeding in amphibians and reptiles.},
  author={T. Wang and M. Busk and J. Overgaard},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular \& integrative physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={
          535-49
        }
}
  • T. Wang, M. Busk, J. Overgaard
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology
Many ectothermic vertebrates ingest very large meals at infrequent intervals. The digestive processes associated with these meals, often coupled with an extensive hypertrophy of the gastrointestinal organs, are energetically expensive and metabolic rate, therefore, increases substantially after feeding (specific dynamic action, SDA). Here, we review the cardio-respiratory consequences of SDA in amphibians and reptiles. For some snakes, the increased oxygen uptake during SDA is of similar… Expand
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