Starvation-induced decreased sensitivity of resting metabolic rate to triiodothyronine

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Science  21 Sep 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4412, pp. 1272-1273
DOI: 10.1126/science.224460


The decrease in resting oxygen consumption induced by starvation was found to occur not only in euthyroid rats but also in hypothyroid and even in hypothyroid animals treated with triiodothyronine. Furthermore, the effectiveness of triiodothyronine was decreased when given to hypothyroid animals.