Origin of torpor
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The strategy is to lull you into a happy torpor so you don’t log off.Morgan Wallen’s big moment feels about 19 songs too long|Chris Richards|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
During the squirrels’ torpor, Rice and her team observed a chemical signal showing that skeletal muscle was slowly breaking down.
That revealed nitrogen going into amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, that formed in the animals’ muscles and also in the lungs, kidneys and other areas of the body during those brief periods between bouts of torpor.
The earliest fossil evidence of the metabolic slowdowns known as torpor may come from tusks of ancient creatures called Lystrosaurus.Ancient Lystrosaurus tusks may show the oldest signs of a hibernation-like state|Susan Milius|September 16, 2020|Science News
Instead, as temperatures drop with the sun, these hummingbirds enter a state of suspended animation known as torpor.This hummingbird survives cold nights by nearly freezing itself solid|Jonathan Lambert|September 8, 2020|Science News
These are times of torpor in Paris, politically as well as economically.
But it was first and foremost an attempt to wake up America from the torpor of the daily grind under its meritocratic overlords.
After the feast comes an extended afternoon of tryptophanic torpor in front of the television, football's true home.
Narcotic poisons are neutralized by vinegar:—Narcotics … torpor … strong wine … sour wine … vinegar.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
I wanted to speak to him and tried to do so, but the torpor against which I was struggling prevented me for some minutes.
The dauphiness fell, half swooned, on the step of her praying-desk and dwelt in deadly torpor.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
He sank into a kind of torpor, from which he was roused by the sound of applause and enthusiastic bravos.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
It is what will come upon you if you don't throw off this torpor.The Diamond Coterie|Lawrence L. Lynch