Anticipatory wheel-running in behaviourally anosmic rats.

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Abstract

Rats rendered behaviorally anosmic by the intranasal infusion of zinc sulfate were placed on a single daily meal, 2 hr in duration. Anosmic rats and controls showed a similar degree of wheel-running anticipatory to the meal. It was concluded that the stimulus for entrainment of meal-associated rhythmicity is not olfaction and that other characteristics of food intake need to be systematically investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1151
Number of pages6
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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