Effects of Exposure to Cold on Renal Functions of Pinealectomized Rats (pp. 257-258)
Authors: V. P. Pishak and M. A. Ryznychuk
Abstract: The pineal gland may regulate the sensory and central neural system controlling thermoregulatory behavior. The pineal and parapineal organs of some ectotherms appear to function as radiation dosimeters, regulating exposure to sunlight . Physiological thermoregulation may be under influence of the pineal complex through cardiovascular adjustments or metabolic rates. The pineal organ may exert ther- moregulatory effects through the control of brain electrolytes, although, the precise mechanisms of action remain to be defined. However, it is clear that pineal-parapineal organs participate in the thermoregulation and other physiological functions . The problem of the mammals deprived of the pineal gland and their kidneys reaction to hypothermia remains unclear. This experiment aims to find out the effects of cold exposure on physiological functions of animals deprived of pineal gland.
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