Thermoregulation after Injury

  • H. B. Stoner
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 33)


It is now generally realized that the small mammal injured by limb ischaemia or scalding has difficulty in thermoregulation. The simplest evidence of this is the fact that while the core temperature does not fall when the injured animal is in a thermo-neutral environment, at lower environmental temperatures it does and the lower the ambient temperature the faster it falls (S toner, 1961; 1968). This is due to decreased heat production (stoner & Pullar, 1963; Miksche & Caldwell, 1968) and is not due to any failure of O2 transport or tissue hypoxia (Threlfall, 1970) at the particular time after injury under discussion, namely, the ‘ebb’ phase (Cuthbertson, 1942). More work is required on the effects of injury on thermoregulation particularly as surgeons now wish to manipulate the environment of their patients.


Core Temperature Limb Ischaemia Anterior Hypothalamus Cold Stimulus Lower Environmental Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. B. Stoner
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  1. 1.Experimental Pathology of Trauma Section, MRC Toxicology UnitMedical Research Council LaboratoriesCarshalton, SurreyEngland

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