Volume 24, Issue 3 (September 2020)                   Physiol Pharmacol 2020, 24(3): 165-173 | Back to browse issues page

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Kourosh Arami M, Komaki A, Gharibzadeh S. Contribution of nucleus raphe magnus to thermoregulation. Physiol Pharmacol 2020; 24 (3) :165-173
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Thermoregulation is the maintenance of the core body temperature. The regulation of body temperature is one of the most important functions of the nervous system. Nucleus raphe magnus, as a central circuit coordinates the homeostatic response and maintains body temperature during environmental temperature challenges and adjusts body temperature during the inflammatory response and behavioral states and in response to decreasing energy homeostasis. Our aim in this review is the understanding of thermoregulation by raphe magnus in mammals. This review summarizes the basic concepts of thermoregulation and subsequently assesses the physiological responses to cold stress, including skin blood flow control, sweating, sympathetic-derived cutaneous vasoconstriction and peripheral thermoregulatory control in brown adipose tissue.
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