Figure 1

Figure 1. An example of torpor arousal cycles during the hibernation season in 13-lined ground squirrels. From: A role for nuclear receptors in mammalian hibernation.

Plotted is time of year versus body temperature (Tb). Bottom, enlargement of three torpor–arousal cycles indicating time spent in different parts of the cycle (not to scale). EN, entering torpor; LT, late torpor (≥7 d of continuous torpor); AR, arousing from torpor; IBA, interbout arousal.

Clark J Nelson, et al. J Physiol. 2009 May 1;587(Pt 9):1863-1870.

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