Carbohydrate Metabolism in the Newborn Rat

  • R. De Meyer
  • P. Gerard
  • G. Verellen
Part of the Nutricia Symposium book series (NUSY, volume 3)


The metabolism of newborns is often studied in experimental animals, including the pig, guinea pig, sheep, and cat. Newborn rats, which have the advantage of large litters and can be handled easily, are not suitable for all methods because of their limited size. Nevertheless, it seemed valuable to determine the metabolic parameters of the newborn rat as a basis for research.


Lactic Acid Carbohydrate Metabolism Dead Space Glycogen Level Metabolic Balance 
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© H. E. Stenfert Kroese N.V. Leiden Holland 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. De Meyer
  • P. Gerard
  • G. Verellen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Teratology and Medical Genetics, Department of PediatricsUniversity of LouvainBelgium

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