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Heat transfer between fish and ambient water.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  993699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
1. The ability of fish gills to transfer heat was measured by applying a heat pulse to blood in the ventral aorta and measuring it before and after passing through the gills of a teleost, Hemitripterus americanus. 2. 80-90% of heat contained in the blood is lost during passage through the gills. 3. The fraction of heat not lost during passage through the gills is due to direct transfer of heat between the afferent and efferent artery within the gill bar. 4. The major fraction of metabolic heat (70 - 90%) is lost through the body wall and fins of the sea raven in sea water at 5 degrees C; the remainder is lost through the gills.
Authors:
E D Stevens; A M Sutterlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of experimental biology     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0022-0949     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  1976 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-25     Completed Date:  1977-01-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243705     Medline TA:  J Exp Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Body Temperature Regulation
Fishes / physiology*
Gills / physiology
Oxygen Consumption
Skin Physiological Phenomena

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