Role of dehydration in heat stress-induced variations in mental performance.

  title={Role of dehydration in heat stress-induced variations in mental performance.},
  author={P. M. Gopinathan and G. Pichan and Vidushi Sharma},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  volume={43 1},
Variation in mental performance under different levels of heat stress-induced dehydration was recorded in 11 subjects heat acclimatized to the tropicals. Dehydration was induced by a combination of water restriction and exercise in heat. The psychological functions--arithmetic ability, short-term memory, and visuomotor tracking--were assessed in a thermoneutral room after the subjects recovered fully from the effects of exercise in heat, as reflected by their oral temperature and heart rate… CONTINUE READING
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