Skin temperatures at the nape in infants at high altitude Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractSkin 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 1976

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • November 1, 2013 5:08 AM

Full Author List

  • Dufour DL; Little MA; Thomas RB

author count

  • 3

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9483

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-8644

Additional Document Info

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  • 91

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  • 93


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