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Effect of temperature on growth of newborn rabbits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1247629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of cold exposure upon rabbits was investigated in order to study the interrelationships of food intake, growth and metabolic rate. Newborn rabbits were raised in 2 groups at environmental temperatures that produced a 50-100% difference in metabolic rate. No difference in growth rate or milk intake was apparent. Nucleic acid and protein content of several organs were measured and were similar. The paradox of a similarity in weight gain between the groups in the face of a similar intake of milk but different oxygen consumptions is discussed.
M Sokal; J Sinclair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-04-29     Completed Date:  1976-04-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Animals, Newborn / growth & development*
Body Temperature
Body Weight
Brain / metabolism
DNA / metabolism
Kidney / metabolism
Liver / metabolism
Lung / metabolism
Muscles / metabolism
Myocardium / metabolism
Organ Size
Oxygen Consumption
Proteins / metabolism
RNA / metabolism
Rabbits / growth & development*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Proteins; 63231-63-0/RNA; 9007-49-2/DNA

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