Effect of body temperature on salivary reflexes in rats

Kazuyuki Kanosue, Ryuji Matsuo, Hideto Tanaka, Teruo Nakayama*

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Salivary secretion was evoked reflexly by taste or noxious stimulation at different body temperatures in urethane anesthetized rats. Magnitude of salivary secretion induced either by a taste stimulus or by a pinch was facilitated by increasing rectal temperature in a range of 39-40.3°C. Above a threshold rectal temperature of 40.4°C, copious saliva was continuously secreted without external stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Autonomic Nervous System
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • noxious stimulus
  • rat
  • rectal temperature
  • salivary reflex
  • taste stimulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology


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