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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1983|