Cold-induced vasoconstriction at forearm and hand skin sites: the effect of age

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Kingma, B. R. M. ; Frijns, A. J. H. ; Saris, W. H. M. ; van Steenhoven, A. A. ; van Marken Lichtenbelt, W. D. (2010)
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Journal: European Journal of Applied Physiology, volume 109, issue 5, pages 915-921 (issn: 1439-6319, eissn: 1439-6327)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00421-010-1414-x, pmc: PMC2892071
  • Subject: Original Article | Glabrous skin | Orthopedics and Sports Medicine | Aging | Physiology (medical) | Thermoregulation | Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

During mild cold exposure, elderly are at risk of hypothermia. In humans, glabrous skin at the hands is well adapted as a heat exchanger. Evidence exists that elderly show equal vasoconstriction due to local cooling at the ventral forearm, yet no age effects on vasocons... View more
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