Accession Number : AD0684305

Title :   METABOLIC CORRELATES OF AD LIBITUM FEEDING PATTERN IN RATS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Oct 67-Sep 68,

Corporate Author : ECOLE PRATIQUE DES HAUTES ETUDES PARIS (FRANCE) NATURALIA ET BIOLOGIA

Personal Author(s) : Le Magnen,J.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : It has been suggested through our previous work that during ad libitum feeding of rats, onset of meal and meal size are controlled and regulated through distinctly different mechanisms. The available evidence indicates that the amount of food eaten in each meal and the frequency of the meals contribute separately to the long term regulation of intake. The present investigation aims at the elucidation of the metabolic correlates of these two parameters of free food intake. Apparatus has been developed allowing the continuous automatic recording of: (a) the respiratory exchanges (R.Q. and oxygen consumption), and (b) the ad libitum feeding pattern of the animal. Using this technique, 12 twenty four hour records have been obtained from 5 normal rats. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RATS, *INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY)), METABOLISM, TASTE, SMELL, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION, FATS, STORAGE, CELLS(BIOLOGY), FRANCE

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE