Heart Rate and Heart-Rate Variability Responses to Acute and Chronic Stress in a Wild-Caught Passerine Bird.

Romero, L. Michael.
Cyr, Nicole E.
Dickens, Molly J.

The cardiovascular-stress response has been studied extensively in laboratory animals but has been poorly studied in naturally selected species. We determined the relative roles of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) in regulating stress-induced changes in heart rate (HR) in wild-caught European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) In both heart-rate variabili... read more

Stress (Physiology)
Sturnus vulgaris.
Animal behavior.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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Nicole E. Cyr, Molly J. Dickens, and L. Michael Romero, "Heart Rate and Heart‐Rate Variability Responses to Acute and Chronic Stress in a Wild‐Caught Passerine Bird," Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82, no. 4 (July/August 2009): -. DOI: 10.1086/589839.
ID: tufts:17152
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