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Effect of local cooling on sweating rate and cold sensationSubjects resting in a 39 C environment were stimulated in different skin regions with a water-cooled thermode. Results indicate that cooling different body regions produces generally equivalent decreases in sweating rate and increases in cold sensation, with the forehead showing a much greater sensitivity per unit area and temperature decrease than other areas. The high thermal sensitivity of the face may have evolved when it was the thinnest-furred area of the body; today's clothing habits have reestablished the importance of the face in the regulation of body temperature.
Document ID
19750042164
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Crawshaw, L. I.
Nadel, E. R.
Stolwijk, J. A. J.
Stamford, B. A. (John B. Pierce Foundation Laboratory; Yale University New Haven, Conn., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Pfluegers Archiv
Volume: 354
Issue: 1, 19
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NIH-ES-00123
CONTRACT_GRANT: NIH-ES-00354
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-07-008-002
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