Human Acclimatisation to Cold in Antarctica, with Special Reference to the Role of Catecholamines
Primary objective of investigation was to see whether catecholamines are involved in the acclimatisation of humans to cold. Research conducted in Antarctica.
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CATECHOLAMINES AND COLD
Comparisons of catecholamine values obtained by analysis at ph 3 5 and 6 5 with those calculated from fluorescence at different sets of wavelengths
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abdominal acclimatisation to cold activity adrenaline excretion ambient temperature Antarctic series Antarctica arm circumference Bantu basal metabolic rate brown adipose tissue Budd and Warhaft Bushmen calipers catecholamine excretion catecholamines Caucasians cells chest-skin temperature cold diuresis cold exposure cold-acclimatisation cold-adapted rats cold-phase control group cooling cortisol counter-current heat exchange cyclic AMP decrease diastolic blood pressure diuresis effect elastica Eskimos excretion rate exposure to cold Figure finger temperatures fluorescence follow-up series greater higher increased insulation less lower Mean rectal temperature measured Melbourne metabolic response Nepalese pilgrim noradrenaline excretion observed onset of shivering oxidation oxygen consumption peripheral physical fitness plasma cortisol pre-Antarctic series pulse rate rectal temperature reduced regression response to cold rewarming scapular scapular skinfold thickness showed significant significantly similar skin temperature skinfold thickness standard cold stress subcutaneous fat subjects thermistor thermogenesis thermogenic triceps urine values vasoconstriction warm phase warm-adapted rats warm-phase warmer