Contribution of thermal and nonthermal factors to the regulation of body temperature in humans.

@article{Mekjavic2006ContributionOT,
  title={Contribution of thermal and nonthermal factors to the regulation of body temperature in humans.},
  author={Igor B Mekjavic and Ola Eiken},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={2065-72}
}
The set point has been used to define the regulated level of body temperature, suggesting that displacements of core temperature from the set point initiate heat production (HP) and heat loss (HL) responses. Human and animal experiments have demonstrated that the responses of sweating and shivering do not coincide at a set point but rather establish a thermoeffector threshold zone. Neurophysiological studies have demonstrated that the sensor-to-effector pathways for HP and HL overlap and, in… CONTINUE READING