, Volume 39, Issue 12, pp 1338–1340 | Cite as

Hyperthermia after intrahypothalamic injections of thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) in the pigeon

  • H. Lahti
  • M. Koskinen
  • A. Pyörnilä
  • R. Hissa
Short Communications Physiology, Pathophysiology


Thermoregulatory responses to intrahypothalamic injections of thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) were recorded from unanesthetized pigeons exposed to 6°C, 20°C and 32°C. Our results suggest that TRH is a non-specific excitatory neuromodulator or neurotransmitter for heat production in the pigeon.


Thyrotropin Heat Production Thyrotropin Release Hormone Thermoregulatory Response Thyrotropin Release Hormone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lahti
    • 1
  • M. Koskinen
    • 1
  • A. Pyörnilä
    • 1
  • R. Hissa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of OuluOulu(Finland)

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