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Thermoregulatory Responses to Acute Exercise-Heat Stress and Heat Acclimation

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. Michael N. Sawka,
  2. C. Bruce Wenger,
  3. Kent B. Pandolf

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040109

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Sawka, M. N., Wenger, C. B. and Pandolf, K. B. 2011. Thermoregulatory Responses to Acute Exercise-Heat Stress and Heat Acclimation. Comprehensive Physiology. 157–185.

Author Information

  1. Environmental Physiology and Medicine Directorate, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Heat Stress
  • 2
    Thermoregulatory Control
  • 3
    Core Temperature
    • 3.1
      Measurement of Core Temperature
    • 3.2
      Core Temperature Responses to Exercise
  • 4
    Metabolism
    • 4.1
      Metabolic Rate
    • 4.2
      Skeletal Muscle Metabolism
    • 4.3
      Acclimation
  • 5
    Heat Loss Mechanisms
    • 5.1
      Evaporation
    • 5.2
      Heat Loss and Skin Blood Flow
    • 5.3
      Cardiovascular Support for Thermoregulation and Exercise
  • 6
    Heat Acclimation
    • 6.1
      Induction and Decay
    • 6.2
      Underlying Mechanisms
    • 6.3
      Dry vs Humid Heat
  • 7
    Biomedical Factors Modifying Exercise-Heat Performance
    • 7.1
      Aerobic Fitness
    • 7.2
      Dehydration
    • 7.3
      Circadian Patterns and Sleep Loss
    • 7.4
      Skin Disorders
    • 7.5
      Medications
  • 8
    Specific Populations
    • 8.1
      Women
    • 8.2
      Blacks
    • 8.3
      Children and Older Adults
    • 8.4
      Spinal Cord Injury