Accession Number : AD0474363


Title :   ONE METHOD FOR ASSESSING COLD TOLERANCE. THERMAL AND METABOLIC RESPONSES OF MODERATE WHOLE BODY COLD EXPOSURE AT NIGHT.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 63-May 64,


Corporate Author : JOHN B PIERCE FOUNDATION LAB NEW HAVEN CT


Personal Author(s) : Hammel, H T


Report Date : Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The International Biological Program (IBP) is the successor in the biological field to the International Geophysical Year in the physical field. This report discusses one of the methods, approved by a working party of the IBP, for determining the cold tolerance of various ethnic groups under field conditions. A standardized cold stress for an eight-hour period during the night is provided by a portable environmental chamber developed by the contractor. Measurements of metabolism and body temperature, with a high degree of accuracy, and the obtaining of EEG and EMG tracings during the cold exposure, are necessary. (Author)


Descriptors :   *METABOLISM , *LOW TEMPERATURE , COLD WEATHER TESTS , PHYSIOLOGY , TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY) , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , MEASUREMENT , BLOOD CIRCULATION , SKIN(ANATOMY) , SURFACES , EXCRETION , SLEEP , SHIVERING , OXYGEN CONSUMPTION , TEST METHODS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE