Accession Number : AD0623411

Title :   THE DERMATOMAL RECRUITMENT OF SWEATING IN RESPONSE TO GENERALIZED RADIANT HEATING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. on Studies on Cutaneous Heat Losses,

Corporate Author : SAINT LOUIS UNIV MO DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Randall,Walter C. ; Hertzman,Alrick B.

Report Date : NOV 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A series of experiments was designed to study the sweating responses on the various body surfaces to a gradually rising environmental temperature. Sweating records were taken by means of the iodine-starch-paper technique on fourteen to seventeen different body regions which were selected to provide observations on as many different sensory dermatomes as possible. Sweating was commonly observed on the palmar and plantar surfaces even during control exposures at relatively cool environmental temperatures and at times when it was not present on any other test area. As the environmental temperature was slowly elevated and as sweating appeared on the distal portions of the lower extremity, sweating decreased frequently, although not always, on the palm and sole. In a few experiments, sweating continued on the palm and sole throughout the experiments but did not appear to be in any way related to the increasing environmental temperature.

Descriptors :   (*PERSPIRATION, MEASUREMENT), SWEAT COOLING, HEAT TOLERANCE, SWEAT GLANDS, SKIN(ANATOMY), BODY TEMPERATURE, INHIBITION, EVAPORATION, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE