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Skin temperatures at the nape in infants at high altitude.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1247116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Skin temperatures were measured on three Quechua Indian infants resident at 4,000 meters above sea level in Peru. Nape temperatures were warmer than other skin sites, suggesting that the brown adipose tissue associated with non-shivering thermogenesis is metabolically active despite the reduced oxygen availability at high altitude. The question of the role of non-shivering thermogenesis in infant thermoregulation under the covariant stresses of hypoxia and cold is still open.
Authors:
D L Dufour; M A Little; R B Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-18     Completed Date:  1976-03-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adipose Tissue / metabolism
Age Factors
Altitude*
Body Temperature Regulation*
Humans
Infant
Neck*
Peru
Skin Temperature*

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