Accession Number : ADP002085

Title :   Body Temperature Regulation during Euthermia and Hyperthermia,

Corporate Author : JOHN B PIERCE FOUNDATION LAB NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : Shimada,S. G. ; Stitt,J. T.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In this paper we have presented a few fundamental principles which are essential for an understanding of how microwaves might affect body temperature regulation. Application of the heat balance equation requires an accounting of all heat losses and heat gains. Thus, experimental measurements of these two processes are usually required to explain any thermoregulatory response. Knowledge of the individual elements of the thermoregulatory system and their integrative operation is imperative. Without such information one cannot hope to analyze or predict the consequences of microwave irradiation, or to separate simple heating effects from possible nonthermal effects. Finally, we have tried to emphasize that hyperthermia can be produced in different ways. Thus, there may be several forms of microwave hyperthermia, differing in their causality. Deposition of microwave energy in deep tissues might produce a response similar to exercise hyperthermia.

Descriptors :   *Hyperthermia, *Microwaves, *Body temperature, *Temperature control, *Radiation effects, Exercise(Physiology), Fevers, Physiological effects, Heat balance, Equations, Human body, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE