Nonlinear relationship between level of blood flow and skin temperature for different dynamics of temperature change

Vesna Vuksanovic, Lawrence William Sheppard, Aneta Stefanovska

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Abstract

We present a study of the relationship between blood flow and skin temperature under different dynamics of skin-temperature-change: locally induced thermal shock and well controlled, gradual change. First, we demonstrate memory phenomena for blood flow and skin temperature under both conditions. Secondly, we point out that the "hysteresis" loops obtained are dependent on initial conditions, indicating physiological response times of more than twenty minutes. We also show that under thermal shock the level of blood flow is preserved up to some characteristic temperature limit, independently of subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L78-80
Number of pages3
JournalBiophysical Journal
Volume94
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2008

Keywords

  • blood flow velocity
  • body temperature
  • body temperature regulation
  • computer simulation
  • female
  • humans
  • male
  • microcirculation
  • middle aged
  • models, biological
  • nonlinear dynamics
  • skin
  • skin temperature
  • statistics as topic

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