The effect of water deficit on body temperature during rugby.

  title={The effect of water deficit on body temperature during rugby.},
  author={Isaac E. Cohen and Duncan Mitchell and Roger Seider and Andre´e Kahn and Florence Phillips},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={60 1},
Sweat losses, water deficits and changes in rectal temperature were measured in 13 first-league players during a rugby match. Changes in plasma volume, serum electrolyte and blood glucose levels were also determined. Rectal temperatures were markedly elevated after the match. Both temperatures reached levels which are known to be associated with an impairment of physical, mental and psychological function, and could have caused a deterioration in performance during the second half of the match… CONTINUE READING