Accession Number : AD0135239
Title : The Effects of Auxilliary Topical Heat on Manual Dexterity in the Cold,
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Personal Author(s) : Newton, John M. ; Peacock, Lelon J.
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Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : On the basis of this research it is concluded that application of auxiliary topical heat to the forearms results in a lessening of decrement in finger dexterity due to exposure of the hands to an ambient temperature of -18.5 C. At the same time, skin temperatures taken from the back of the hand dropped significantly less as a function of time in the cold when auxiliary heat was applied than when no heat was applied. (Author)
Descriptors : *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *ARMS(ANATOMY), *FINGERS, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), HEAT, TROPICAL MEDICINE, COLD WEATHER, LOW TEMPERATURE, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, MOTOR REACTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).
Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE