Heat flow of the paraplegic and able-bodied lower limb during resting heat exposure

Michael Price, Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey

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    Abstract

    1.The heat flow of paraplegic (PA) and able-bodied (AB) subjects were determined at rest in cool and warm conditions.2.During heat exposure upper body sites for both groups showed heat loss, whereas the lower body sites of the PA groups showed heat gain.3.During heat exposure, a systematic difference between groups in the relationship between heat flow and calf-skin temperature existed.4.In conclusion, heat storage appears to be localised in PA subjects at rest and centralised for AB subjects.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-260
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
    Volume33
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

    Keywords

    • Core temperature
    • Heat flow
    • Paraplegia
    • Skin temperature
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Thermal strain

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
    • Developmental Biology

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