Decreased feeding associated with acute hypoxia in rats.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Rats obtained less food than normal on a cyclic-ratio schedule during brief, 1-hr exposure to either moderate hypobaric hypoxia (BP = 435 Torr, PO2 approximately equal to 91 Torr) or to hypoxic hypoxia (BP = 750 Torr, PO2, approximately equal to 90 Torr), but not during hypobaric exposure with 36.5% oxygen (BP = 435 Torr, PO2 approximately equal to 159 Torr). The depressed rate of feeding associated with hypoxia was nevertheless well regulated. Interpreted in terms of a regulatory model, these results suggest that hypoxia suppresses eating because it degrades the taste of food, not because it impairs feeding regulation or general activity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ettinger, RH; Staddon, JE

Published Date

  • September 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 455 - 458

PubMed ID

  • 7178250

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-507X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9384

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0031-9384(82)90266-9


  • eng