Table 1.

Mean body mass, mean peak IPC discharge frequency and mean IPC frequency adaptation of species in the present study

SpeciesBody mass (kg)Number of IPCPeak discharge frequency (s-1)Frequency adaptation (s-1)
Goose5.2311315.7±1.97.9±1.4
Pekin duck2.8181713.8±2.67.1±1.8
Pigeon0.446333.6±11.017.9±5.9
Quail0.1922036.0±3.116.4±2.9
Lovebird0.0451747.0±6.824.2±4.0
  • Peak discharge and adaptation values are means ± S.E.M.

    IPC, intrapulmonary chemoreceptors.