SHIVERING IN MEN LYING IN SLEEPING BAGS AT -35C WITH THERMONEUTRAL SKIN TEMPERATURES

Authors
  1. Buguet, A.G.C.
  2. Livingstone, S.D.
  3. Reed, L.D.
  4. Limmer, R.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Twenty two male Caucasians, aged 20 to 47, were exposed in a cold room to air temperatures of -35C while lying in sleeping bags for two hours. Skin and rectal tempertures as well as electromyographic activity of the chin, forearm and thigh, were recorded. Shivering occurred in all the subjects, even though skin temperatures were maintained between 31 and 33C. An hypothesis, based on arterial-venous counter-current heat exchange in the head, is discussed. Complete individual records are shown in the appendicies.
Report Number
TR-75-X7 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1975
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
76-04624
CANDIS No
93391
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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