Postalimentary hyperthermia: A role for gastrointestinal but not for caloric signals

Gy Gõbel, Á Ember, E. Pétervári, A. Kis, M. Székely

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(1) Fasting causes suppression of resting body temperature (Tc) and metabolic rate (MR) in rats. (2) Re-feeding with conventional chow or saccharine-sweetened CaCO3 elevates MR and Tc of fasting rats. It is not the composition, but the volume of ingested substance that is important. (3) MR- and Tc-elevations have different dynamics following injections of calorie-rich or -free substances through an intragastric cannula. (4) Intravenous infusions of 40% glucose or 20% fat emulsion do not influence MR and Tc. (5) Gastrointestinal, rather than caloric, signals determine the postalimentary hyperthermia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-523
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 12 2001



  • Calorie supplementation
  • Fasting
  • Gastric feeding
  • Gastric tension
  • Postalimentary hyperthermia
  • Thermic effect of food
  • Venous feeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Developmental Biology

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