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Main Title Integration and Central Processing in Temperature Regulation.
Author Gordon, C. J. ; Heath, J. E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/445;
Stock Number PB88-204045
Additional Subjects Body temperature ; Thermoregulation ; Nervous system ; Homeostasis ; Central nervous system ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-204045 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
From the foregoing review it is clear that our understanding of the neural control of body temperature has been clarified from research over the past ten years. Overall, ascending thermal inputs are integrated with other thermal and nonthermal inputs resulting in efferent signals of appropriate spatial and temporal characteristics necessary for driving effector organs involved in thermal homeostasis. The control of thermoregulatory motor outputs is multifaceted and exhibits proportional, rate-sensitive, and/or on-off regulatory patterns during thermal stimulation. These complex motor patterns indicate the presence of extensive temporal and spatial integration of ascending thermal information. This is supported by the fact that the pattern of efferent nerve activity in various motor systems (e.g. vasomotor) is vastly different from recordings of primary thermoreceptor activity.