Tissue Temperature Profile in the Human Forearm during Thermal Stress at Thermal Stability
TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO)
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TISSUE TEMPERATURE distribution in human limbs of man has interested physiologists for more than a century. In 1835, Becquerel and Breschet demonstrated the presence of a radial temperature gradient in the human upper arm. Later, Bazett and McGlone suggested that the tissue thermal gradient in the resting human forearm was limited to the superficial 2.5 cm of tissue. This finding was contradicted by Pennes who showed that the radial temperature gradient in the resting normal human forearm extended to the longitudinal axis of the limb, where the maximal tissue temperature of the limb was always found.
- Anatomy and Physiology