STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF HEATING FOREARM ON FINGER AND HAND BLOOD FLOW FOR APPLICATION TO AUXILIARY HEATING DEVICES

Authors
  1. Cottle, W.H.
Corporate Authors
Alberta Univ, Edmonton ALTA (CAN) Dept of Physical Education and Sports Studies;Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The effects of heating the forearm on the temperature and blood flow of the hands and fingers were examined during periods of cold stimulus. The findings suggest that this heating would have little effect on the temperature of the hand and fingers through direct heating of blood supplying these parts. The vasoconstriction which results in a low rate of blood flow to the fingers was not decreased by the forearm heating and the amount of blood to the fingers probably would not provide enough heat to warm the extremities.
Date of publication
15 Apr 1986
Number of Pages
17
DSTKIM No
87-00147
CANDIS No
48999
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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