THE EFFECT OF POSTURAL CHANGES ON BODY TEMPERATURES AND HEAT BALANCE

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Authors
  1. Tikuisis, P.
  2. Ducharme, M.B.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Early studies have demonstrated that rectal temperature (Tre) decreases and mean skin temperature (Tsk) increased in subjects changing their posture from standing to supine, and vice versa. Such changes have important implications insofar as thermal stress experiments are conducted and interpreted. However, the extent of these changes between steady-state conditions is not known. In addition, it is not known whether thermal balance is also affected by postural changes. To examine these questions, 11 healthy males were exposed to a thermoneutral air environment (28.2-28.5C and 40% relative humidity) in various postures at rest. Body temperatures, heat losses and metabolic rate were measured.
Report Number
DCIEM-93-29 — Reprint
Date of publication
04 May 1995
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Eur J Appl Physiol, vol 72, 1996, p 451-459
DSTKIM No
96-01829
CANDIS No
498420
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