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Thermoreceptors

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Peripheral Circulation and Organ Blood Flow

  1. Richard Hellon

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020318

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Hellon, R. 2011. Thermoreceptors. Comprehensive Physiology. 659–673.

Author Information

  1. National Institute for Medical Research, London, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Peripheral Thermoreceptors
    • 1.1
      Cold Receptors
    • 1.2
      Warm Receptors
  • 2
    Central Connections of Peripheral Thermoreceptors
    • 2.1
      Somatosensory Pathways
    • 2.2
      Raphe-Hypothalamic Pathways
  • 3
    Central Thermoreceptors
    • 3.1
      Preoptic Area and Anterior Hypothalamus
    • 3.2
      Posterior Hypothalamus
    • 3.3
      Midbrain, Pons, and Medulla
    • 3.4
      Spinal Cord
    • 3.5
      Other Central Receptors—Vascular and Abdominal
    • 3.6
      Integration of Signals From Peripheral and Central Thermal Sites
    • 3.7
      Natural Variations of Central Nervous System Temperature
  • 4
    Vascular Responses to Peripheral and Central Thermal Stimulation
    • 4.1
      Animal Evidence
    • 4.2
      Human Evidence
  • 5
    Conclusions
  • 6
    Addendum