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Neural Control of Temperature Adaptation in Rana temporaria

  • Mikko N. E. Harri

Abstract

Despite the contradictory results of several investigations it seems probable that the thyroid gland plays an important role in temperature acclimation not only in mammals but also in amphibians (c. f. Jankowsky, I960, 1964; Gorbman, 1964). Temperature acclimation in mammals is known to be controlled both by endocrine glands and the nervous system (e.g., Hsieh and Carlsson, 1957; Depocas, 1960; Héroux, 1962; LeBlanc, 1969), whereas in Poikilothermic vertebrates the role of the nervous system in temperature regulation is still uncertain. Differences exist even within homeotherms since the calorigenic response to noradrenaline, well documented in mammals, seem sto be lacking in birds (Hart, 1962; Hissa and Palokangas, 1970; Palokangas and Hissa, 1971).

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Oxygen Consumption Cold Acclimation Ground Squirrel Neural Control Temperature Acclimation 
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