Effect of Ambient Temperature, Age, Sex, and Drugs on Survival Rate of Rats

  • R. Viswanathan
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Part of the Topics in Environmental Physiology and Medicine book series (TEPHY)


A number of studies have been made both in India and abroad of acute and chronic effects of cold, both in the plains and at high altitude (5,7,12). Altl and his colleagues (1) have observed that cold-acclimatized rats tolerate hypoxic environment less well than nonacclimatized rats. This is attributed to increased heat production in cold-acclimatized animals through “non-shivering thermogenesis.”


Methylene Blue High Altitude Water Injection Simulated Altitude Increase Heat Production 
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