The Ontogeny of Salt Intake in Rats

  • Karen Moe
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 105)


Many mammals eat salt irrespective of need. When depleted of sodium, they consume even more of it. In both conditions, the amount consumed depends on the concentration of salt offered, with weak concentrations being preferred and strong ones avoided.


Salt Intake Test Infusion Chorda Tympani NaCI Intake Salt Appetite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Moe
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  1. 1.Depatment of Biology and Institute of Neurological SciencesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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