Environmental Influence on the Vascular Response of the Hands to Cold Challenge: Ambient Temperature and Time

  • E. D. Cooke
  • S. A. Bowcock


Despite the often-reported recommendations that thermographic studies should be performed at an ambient temperature of 20°C ± 1.°C1,2,3,4, our empirical observations and studies of blood flow in a number of ambient temperatures (Fig 1) suggested that this advice may not hold good for thermographic studies of the peripheral vasculature.


Vasomotor Tone Cold Sensitivity Peripheral Vasculature Vasomotor Activity Cold Challenge 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Cooke
    • 1
  • S. A. Bowcock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ElectronicsSt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK

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