Biophysical aspects of human thermoregulation during heat stress

@article{Cramer2016BiophysicalAO,
  title={Biophysical aspects of human thermoregulation during heat stress},
  author={Matthew N. Cramer and Ollie Jay},
  journal={Autonomic Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={196},
  pages={3-13}
}
Physiological Response to Heat Stress
The human body is equipped with physiological systems that aid in heat dissipation during heat stress. These systems work to limit heat storage during heat stress to maintain a relatively constant
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