Hypothermia, torpor and the fundamental importance of understanding the central control of thermoregulation

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Abstract

Activation of central adenosine A1 receptors in the rat, a non-hibernating species, mimics the physiological characteristics of torpor and could thus represent a basis for the development of pharmacological approaches to induce therapeutic hypothermia in pathologies such as brain hemorrhage and ischemia, and to facilitate long-term space travel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalTemperature
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2014

Keywords

  • Adenosine
  • brown adipose tissue
  • hibernation
  • thermoregulation
  • torpor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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