Accession Number : ADA180011

Title :   Endocrinological Responses to Exercise in Stressful Environments,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Francesconi, Ralph P

PDF Url : ADA180011

Report Date : 16 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The metabolic, thermoregulatory, and fluid-regulatory adjustments which occur during exercise, even under relatively moderate environmental conditions, may be concomitant with endocrine and neuroendocrine responses involving the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, sex glands, and pancreas. Reviews of studies investigating these relationships have been published previously; the imposition of an environmental stress in the form of heat, cold, or high terrestrial altitude in many cases exacerbates the intensity of these endocrinological response in man and higher animals. The responsibility and lability of these hormonal adjustments, the availability and accessibility of the biological medium in man (plasma, serum, urine), and the recent development of specific quantitative techniques for micro-assay (high-pressure liquid chromatography, radioimmunoassay) have combined to produce numerous reports on the human endocrine/neuroendocrine response to exercise during heat, cold, or hypoxic stress. Keywords: Stress(Physiology); Opioids; Exercise(Physiology).

Descriptors :   *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), *ENDOCRINE GLANDS, *NERVOUS SYSTEM, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ENDOCRINOLOGY, HIGH ALTITUDE, HIGH PRESSURE, HYPOTHALAMUS, HYPOXIA, LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY, NEUROLOGY, PANCREAS, PITUITARY GLAND, RADIOIMMUNOASSAY, RESPONSE, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), SEX GLANDS, THYROID GLAND, URINE, ACCESS, ANIMALS, EARTH(PLANET), HORMONES

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE