Dehydration and Thermoregulatory Mechanisms Affecting the Traveler
Since the human body depends on numerous heat-sensitive enzymatic and chemical reactions, life is possible only within a very narrow range of body temperatures. Nevertheless, man is capable of living and traveling in very hot environmental temperatures. However, this can only be achieved successfully if the body’s fluid balance is maintained at adequate levels. Thermoregulatory systems and hydration are vital aspects of the well-being of the traveling patient.
KeywordsSweat Gland Heat Exposure Vital Aspect Travel Medicine Thermoregulatory System
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