A Thermal Model Comparison Study.
Final scientific rept. 1 Jan 73-31 Jan 77,
INDIANA UNIV BLOOMINGTON DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The major findings of this work revealed the histology and histochemistry of eccrine sweat glands in the rhesus monkey, together with their density and distribution. Although not as highly vascularized as those in man, their relative density and distribution is comparable to mans. As in man, it also appears that the sweating response is intermittent in nature. Measured metabolic, respiratory, vasomotor and sudomotor effector responses all indicate that the rhesus monkey can serve as an adequate thermoregulatory model for experiments which cannot be performed on man. Because of the close proximation of hematocrit, and total body water intra and extracelluar to those of man, cold and heat acclimatized monkeys may well serve as useful surrogates of man in determining the role that body fluid shifts might play in the ability to adapt to various types of thermal stress.
- Stress Physiology