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Thyroid hormone responses to prolonged cold exposure in man

Eastman, C.J.; Ekins, R.P.; Leith, I.M.; Williams, E.S.. 1974 Thyroid hormone responses to prolonged cold exposure in man. The Journal of Physiology, 241 (1). 175-181. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.1974.sp010647

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Abstract/Summary

1. Four men, of ages varying from 23 to 28 years, living at Halley Bay, Antarctica (75° 31′ S, 26° 39′ W), were exposed to a mean air temperature of 6·6° C. 2. The concentration of serum triiodothyronine (T3) rose significantly by the second day, remained raised, and returned to pre‐exposure levels within 2 days of return to a normal environment. 3. The concentration of serum thyroxine (T4) rose more slowly than did the T3, reaching a maximum in 3‐4 days and also returning to normal within 2 days of return to a normal environment. 4. There was a wide individual variation in the change of concentration of serum cortisol.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.1974.sp010647
ISSN: 00223751
NORA Subject Terms: Health
Date made live: 19 Nov 2019 08:18 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/525924

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