Thermal homeostasis in trauma patients

  • M. E. Crawford
  • H. Rask
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Thermoregulatory mechanisms and controls are relatively recent from an evolutionary standpoint as animals have either recruited or modified other regulatory systems [1]. Consequently, body temperature control is not an isolated regulated system in vertebrates but more a hierarchically integrated multiple system.


Trauma Patient Heat Production Brain Temperature Thermoregulatory Mechanism Aircraft Cabin 
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