The role of the pineal gland in thermoregulation in male hamsters

Uriel A. Sod-Moriah, Ella Magal, Jacob Kaplanski, Nissan Hirschman, Isaac Nir

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1. 1. Chronic exposure of golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) to a high ambient temperature (34°C) depresses body weight as well as the weights of the interscapular brown adipose tissue and several endocrine glands. 2. 2. In some instances pinealectomy prevented-completely or partially-the effect of heat on the endocrine glands, indicating a role for the pineal in moderating some heat-induced endocrine changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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