Sweating: Direct Influence of Skin Temperature

Science  19 Mar 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3664, pp. 1465-1467
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3664.1465


The onset and magnitude of the sweating response is greatly influenced by the local skin temperature. This influence was evident with skin temperatures above 33°C and occurred in the physiological range for thermo-regulatory sweating. The sweating rates were recorded continuously and simultaneously from three areas of the skin.