The Physiology of Heat Production

  • Y. Houdas
  • G. Carette


Life on earth is possible because a source of energy is available. This energy comes from the sun and is transferred by electro-magnetic radiations, mainly in the visible and infrared ranges.


Oxygen Consumption Cold Stress Brown Adipose Tissue Heat Production Muscular Activity 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    A. C. Burton, O. G. Edholm, “Man in a cold environment,” Arnold, London (1955).Google Scholar
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    J. Bligh, Thermography. What is regulated and how, in: “New Trends in Thermal Physiology.” Y. Houdas, J. D. Guien eds. Massan, Paris, p. 1–9 (1978).Google Scholar
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    K. Cena, J. A. Clark, “Bioengineering, thermal physiology and comfort,” Elsevier, Amsterdam (1981).Google Scholar
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    O. G. Edhoim, J. S. Weiner, Thermal physiology, in: “Principles and practice of human physiology,” Academic Press, London, p. 111–190 (1981).Google Scholar
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    Y. Houdas, E. F. J. Ring, “Human Body Temperature,” Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York (1982).Google Scholar
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    D. Mitchell, A. R. Atkins, C. H. Wyndham, “Essays on temperature regulation,” J. Bligh, R. E. Moore eds. North Holland Publishing Co. p. 37–54 (1972).Google Scholar
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    C. E. A. Winslow, L. P. Herrington, Temperature and human life, Princeton University Press. Am. J. Physiol. 184: 664 (1941).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Houdas
    • 1
  • G. Carette
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de PhysiologieFaculte de Medecine de LilleFrance

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