, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 607–608 | Cite as

Profound hypothermia in golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) induced by serotonergic potentiating and noradrenergic inhibiting drugs

  • J. T. Burns
  • A. H. Meier


Profound hypothermia (6°C) was induced in cold exposed golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) by a combination of drugs that potentiate brain serotonergic activity (fluoxetine and pargyline) and inhibit noradrenergic activity (alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine). Individual drugs and combinations of 2 were ineffective.


Fluoxetine Individual Drug Golden Hamster Inhibit Drug Pargyline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Burns
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. H. Meier
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyWest Virginia School of Osteopathic MedicineLewisburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Zoology and PhysiologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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