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Sweating responses during heat acclimation and moderate conditioningExperiments were conducted on ten young male subjects to determine sweating onset, distribution, and patterns as well as the relationships of these responses to body temperature during heat acclimation and moderate conditioning performed in temperate (24 C) conditions. The subjects are randomly assigned to two groups of five subjects each. The experimental period consisted of eight successive days of either graded exercise to exhaustion on a bicycle ergometer in heat (acclimation group) or in a temperate environment (control group). Major conclusions are that (1) acclimation and conditioning result in relatively more sweat rate on the limbs than on the torso, but that these changes are less related to body temperature than torso sweat rate; and (2) sweating sensitivity increases during acclimation and conditioning, but its contribution to heat acclimation is minor.
Document ID
19790049790
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Shvartz, E.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Bhattacharya, A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Sperinde, S. J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Brock, P. J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Sciaraffa, D.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Van Beaumont, W.
(NASA Ames Research Center Biomedical Div., Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physiology: Respiratory
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Accession Number
79A33803
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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