Cold-induced vasoconstriction at forearm and hand skin sites: the effect of age
Kingma, B. R. M.
Frijns, A. J. H.
Saris, W. H. M.
van Steenhoven, A. A.
van Marken Lichtenbelt, W. D.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag
European Journal of Applied Physiology,
(issn: 1439-6319, eissn: 1439-6327)
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...