Microwaves and Thermoregulation

Microwaves and Thermoregulation

1st Edition - January 28, 1983

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  • Editor: Eleanor Adair
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323140683

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Microwaves and Thermoregulation emerged from a symposium hosted by the John B. Pierce Foundation at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, on October 26-27, 1981. The event brought together engineers, physical scientists, physiologists, and psychologists to discuss the ways in which nonionizing electromagnetic radiation deposits thermalizing energy in biological tissues and how this energy may be detected and managed by the conscious organism. The book begins by tracing the history of thermal RF-tolerance and of thermoregulation. This is followed by chapters on topics such as the characteristics of the thermal environment; the microwave stimulus; electromagnetic heating for therapy; the effects of thermal (infrared) radiation on humans; body temperature regulation during euthermia and hyperthermia; the central nervous thermoregulatory system; and thermal sensation. Other chapters discuss the sensory dynamics of intense microwave irradiation; thermoregulation in intense microwave fields; thermoregulatory behavioral responses; and effects of long-term (subchronic) exposure to weak microwave fields. The book also includes a chapter featuring panel discussion held during the symposium, and one that discusses G. A. Sachers free-energy hypothesis of life-span enhancement.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Microwaves and Thermoregulation: Historical Introduction

    Characterizing the Thermal Environment

    The Microwave Stimulus

    Electromagnetic Heating for Therapy

    In Vivo Temperature Measurements during Whole-Body Exposure of Macaca Mulatta to Resonant and Nonresonant Frequencies

    Infrared Radiation and Human Thermal Comfort

    Body Temperature Regulation during Euthermia and Hyperthermia

    Central Nervous Mechanisms Regulating Body Temperature

    Thermal Sensation: Infrared and Microwaves

    Sensory Dynamics of Intense Microwave Irradiation: A Comparative Study of Aversive Behaviors by Mice and Rats

    Sensation, Subtleties, and Standards: Synopsis of a Panel Discussion

    Beyond Thermoregulation

    Circulatory and Sweating Responses during Exercise and Heat Stress

    Acclimation to Heat and Suggestions, by Inference, for Microwave Radiation

    Thermoregulation in Intense Microwave Fields

    Evaluation of Thermoregulatory Response to Microwave Power Deposition

    Thermoregulatory Behavioral Responses

    Changes in Thermoregulatory Behavior during Microwave Irradiation

    The Thermal Basis for Disruption of Operant Behavior by Microwaves in Three Animal Species

    Subtle Consequences of Exposure to Weak Microwave Fields: Are There Nonthermal Effects?

    Detection of Radiofrequency RadiationInduced Whole-Body Heating Following Chemical Impairment of Thermoregulation

    Influence of the Circadian Rhythm of Body Temperature on the Physiological Response to Microwaves: Day vs Night Exposure

    The Brain Is the Organ of Longevity: Introduction to G. A. Sachers Free-Energy Hypothesis of Life-Span Enhancement


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  • No. of pages: 502
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: January 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323140683

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Eleanor Adair

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