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Environmental and thermal injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1591794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The environment can have a profound impact on human performance. Over the past decade there has been considerable interest in the scientific study of the human ability of to protect oneself against heat and cold. This new knowledge has led to a better understanding of physiology and resulted in better prevention, recognition, and treatment of hyperthermia, hypothermia, and frostbite. This article reviews the pathophysiology of extreme environmental exposure and discusses current strategies for prevention and treatment.
M D Bracker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0278-5919     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-01     Completed Date:  1992-07-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature Regulation
Frostbite / therapy
Heat Exhaustion* / therapy
Hypothermia* / therapy

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