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Physiological responses to heat of resting man with impaired sweating capacityThe effects of total-body heat exposure were studied in three groups of subjects with varied degrees of impaired sweating capacity. The responses of two ectodermal dysplasic men, six quadriplegic men, and a man with widespread burned scar tissue were compared with the responses of three able-bodied men resting in the heat. It was found that the able-bodied and burned subjects competed successfully with a controlled environment of 38 C and 20% relative humidity for up to 150 min, whereas the quadriplegic and ectodermal dysplasic men developed hyperthermia, hyperventilation, and distress after only 120 and 75 min of heat exposure, respectively. The intolerance to heat is thus ascribed directly to the inability to produce and evaporate sweat.
Document ID
19740063037
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Totel, G. L.
(St. Louis University St. Louis, Mo., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume: 37
Subject Category
Biosciences
Accession Number
74A45787
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-26-006-039
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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