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Heat

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Heat
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M.A. Stroud

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.090501
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date: 27 May 2017

Rising body temperature triggers behavioural and physiological responses including reduction in physical activity, alterations of clothing, skin vasodilatation, and sweating. Heat-related illness is relatively common, especially with high humidity or prolonged physical activity. Risk can be reduced by acclimatization with repeated heat exposure, but some individuals seem to be particularly susceptible....

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