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Physiological control of the heart and pH balance in Antarctic fish: An adaptation to cold temperatures
Entry ID: K012_1986_1987_NZ_1

Abstract: Changes in temperature are thought to affect the relative contributions of the excitatory adrenergic and inhibitory parasympathetic nerves to the vertebrate heart. Investigations of the heart function in the extreme case of Antarctic fish was conducted to determine/interpret the effects of temperature on the heart. ECG electrodes were implanted in a free swimming fish (Pagothenia borchgrevinki and ... View entire text
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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Start Date: 1986-10-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-15
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Wells, R.M.G. Grigg, G.C. Beard, L.A. Summers, G. Hypoxic responses in a fish from a stable environment: blood oxygen transport in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia Borchgrevinki. Journal of experimental biology 141: 97-111, 1989.
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