Man and His Environment

  • Y. Houdas
  • E. F. J. Ring

Abstract

The fundamental problem of homeothermy is that the heat produced by the body as “physical waste” must be lost into the environment. If this heat cannot be totally or partially lost, the body temperature rises; on the contrary, if metabolic heat production is insufficient to compensate for the heat removed by the environment, body temperature falls.

Keywords

Heat Transfer Skin Temperature Free Convection Radiative Heat Transfer Water Vapor Pressure 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Houdas
    • 1
  • E. F. J. Ring
    • 2
  1. 1.Lille UniversityLilleFrance
  2. 2.Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic DiseasesBathEngland

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