Tolerance of estrogen-treated rats to acute cold exposure.

Female rats treated chronically with ethynylestradiol (36 micrograms/kg per day) alone, and in combination with the progestational agent, norethynodrel (253 micrograms/kg per day), cooled significantly faster than controls when lightly restrained and exposed to air at 5 degrees C. Rate of cooling of rats given only norethynodrel was similar to that of the… (More)