Nervous Regulation of Conditioned Hyperglycemia to Nociceptive Stimulation

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Science  15 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3407, pp. 1096-1098
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3407.1096-a


A conditioned rise in blood sugar occurs in rats during a 10-mirational and provide an waiting period prior to nociceptive stimulation. This conditioned "preparatory hyperglycemia" is abolished after a bilateral lesion is produced in the mid-line thalamic nuclei; the experiments point to the importance of the thalamic reticular formation in adaptative metabolic reactions.