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Effects of Temperature on Breathing

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Control of Breathing

  1. K. E. Cooper,
  2. W. L. Veale

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030220

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Cooper, K. E. and Veale, W. L. 2011. Effects of Temperature on Breathing. Comprehensive Physiology. 691–702.

Author Information

  1. Department of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Effects of Raising Body Temperature in Humans
  • 2
    Use of Respiratory Tract as Thermoregulatory Mechanism
    • 2.1
    • 2.2
      Carotid Rete Mechanism
  • 3
    Stimulation of Skin by Cold Water and Breathing Pattern
  • 4
    Breathing Changes in Fever and Hypothermia
    • 4.1
    • 4.2
  • 5
    General Considerations of Interaction of Body Temperature and Acid-Base Homeostasis