Autonomic nervous function during whole-body cold exposure before and after cold acclimation.

@article{Mkinen2008AutonomicNF,
  title={Autonomic nervous function during whole-body cold exposure before and after cold acclimation.},
  author={Tiina M. M{\"a}kinen and Matti M{\"a}ntysaari and Tiina M. P{\"a}{\"a}kk{\"o}nen and Jari J Jokelainen and Lawrence A Palinkas and Juhani Hassi and Juhani Lepp{\"a}luoto and Kari Tahvanainen and Hannu Rintam{\"a}ki},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 9},
  pages={875-82}
}
INTRODUCTION Cold habituation could affect sympatho-vagal balance, which modulates cold stress responses. The study examined cardiovascular autonomic function at the sinus node level during controlled breathing and while undertaking isometric exercise during whole-body cold exposure before and after cold acclimation. METHODS There were 10 male subjects who were exposed to control (25 degrees C) and cold (10 degrees C) environments for 2 h on 10 successive days in a laboratory. Time and… CONTINUE READING