Physiological Adjustments to Environmental Factors.
Final rept. 1 Sep 73-31 Aug 74,
INDIANA UNIV BLOOMINGTON DEPT OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
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The following conclusions are considered warranted by the investigators 1 There is an increase in the sensitivity of the thermoregulatory centers in the hypothalmus following heat acclimation 2 there is no increase in the peripheral sensitivity of the reflex sweating mechanism with heat acclimation 3 the human body undergoes significant physiological adaptation during heat acclimation 4 the heat acclimation process is limited by the amount of work and heat stress imposed giving only partial adaptation to more severe conditions and 5 there were training effects associated with the heat acclimation process. The interactive human performance model written at the Department of Human Physiology, University of California, Davis, and originally implemented on a Burroughs B6700 has been adapted to run interactively on the CDC 6600 at Indiana University.
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