Accession Number:

AD0419818

Title:

SHIVERING AND TEMPERATURE REGULATION,

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Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

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Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This report reviews relationships between shivering and other mechanisms of temperature regulation. Included are data relating to 1 the concept that shivering, together with other so-called physiological mechanisms of combating cold, is but one aspect of biological resourcefulness in the cold 2 a neuromotor definition of shivering 3 the concept that shivering comes into play to increase heat production after mechanims of heat retention are insufficient to prevent a loss of body heat in the face of a rapid drop in environmental temperature 4 shivering versus nonshivering thermogenic activity during brief and sudden drops in environmental temperature and 5 the adequate physiological stimulus to evoke shivering. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE