Differential thermal sensitivity in the human skin

  title={Differential thermal sensitivity in the human skin},
  author={E. Nadel and James W. Mitchell and Jan A. J. Stolwijk},
  journal={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv},
Thermal irradiation was applied to selected skin areas to determine whether particular areas demonstrate a greater thermal sensitivity than others in determination of a physiological thermoregulatory response. Modifications in thigh sweating rate were related to the change in temperature of the irradiated skin and the area of skin irradiated by computing a sensitivity coefficient for each skin area. Thermal sensitivity of the face, as measured by its effect on sweating rate change from the… CONTINUE READING

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