EFFECT OF COLD EXPOSURE ON VARIOUS SITES OF CORE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS

Authors
  1. Livingstone, S.D.
  2. Grayson, J.
  3. Frim, J.
  4. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The study describes a test measuring the effect of cold exposure on various sites of the body core. Measurements were made to determine rectal, esophageal, auditory canal, gastrointestinal tract, and sublingual temperature on five Caucasian males in an environment of -32C and 11 km/hr wind while walking and sitting. The authors conclude that perhaps the practice of inferring an altered brain temperature and a state of hypothermia from a measurement of rectal temperature should be reevaluated.
Report Number
RP-83-P-04 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1983
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
J Appl Physiol Respirat Environ Exercise Physiol, vol 54, no 4, 1983, p 1025-1031
DSTKIM No
83-02265
CANDIS No
80535
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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