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Ontogenetic and Adaptive Adjustments in the Thermoregulatory System

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. K. Brück,
  2. P. Hinckel

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040127

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Brück, K. and Hinckel, P. 2011. Ontogenetic and Adaptive Adjustments in the Thermoregulatory System. Comprehensive Physiology. 597–611.

Author Information

  1. Physiologisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Ontogenetic Adjustments in the Thermoregulatory System
    • 1.1
      Stability of Core Temperature during Ontogenesis
    • 1.2
      Changes in the Passive System and the Thermoregulatory Effort on Cold Exposure
    • 1.3
      Shift in Cutaneous Thermoregulatory Sensitivity
  • 2
    Similarities Between Thermoregulatory Peculiarities of Neonates and Thermally Acclimated Adults
    • 2.1
      Adaptive Deviations in Shivering and Sweating Threshold Temperatures
    • 2.2
      Stage of Maturity of the Thermoregulatory System at Birth
    • 2.3
      Effects of Maternal and Fetal Temperatures on the Neonate
  • 3
    Early Thermal Imprinting and Adult Temperature Acclimation
    • 3.1
      Thermal Acclimation—Early Imprinting
    • 3.2
      Acclimation vs. Maturation
    • 3.3
      Long-Term Threshold Temperature Displacement
    • 3.4
      Short-Term Threshold Temperature Displacement
    • 3.5
      Temperature lmprinting
    • 3.6
      Neurophysiological Correlates of Thermoadaptive Threshold Deviations
  • 4
    Effects of Hypoxia (Altitude) and Hypercapnia on Heat Balance
    • 4.1
      Acute and Chronic Hypoxia
    • 4.2
      Effects of Fetal Hypoxia on the Neonate
  • 5
    Summary