Increasing mean skin temperature linearly reduces the core-temperature thresholds for vasoconstriction and shivering in humans.

@article{Cheng1995IncreasingMS,
  title={Increasing mean skin temperature linearly reduces the core-temperature thresholds for vasoconstriction and shivering in humans.},
  author={C Cheng and Takashi Matsukawa and Daniel I Sessler and Makoto Ozaki and Andrea Kurz and Benjamin Merrifield and Hua Lin and Per Olofsson},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={1160-8}
}
BACKGROUND The contribution of mean skin temperature to the thresholds for sweating and active precapillary vasodilation has been evaluated in numerous human studies. In contrast, the contribution of skin temperature to the control of cold responses such as arteriovenous shunt vasoconstriction and shivering is less well established. Accordingly, the authors tested the hypothesis that mean skin and core temperatures are linearly related at the vasoconstriction and shivering thresholds in men… CONTINUE READING