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Journal July 2013 (Vol 35, No 7)

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Heatstroke: Thermoregulation, Pathophysiology, and Predisposing Factors by Carey Hemmelgarn , DVM, Kristi Gannon , DVM

1. Which form of heat-related illness is considered mild and is defined as perceived discomfort associated with exposure to a hot environment?
2. Where are peripheral thermoreceptors located?
3. Which mechanism of heat dissipation is characterized by heat being transferred from the patient to a cooler object?
4. ______ is an antiinflammatory cytokine that plays a role during the acute phase response.
5. _______ has been found to be an exogenous predisposing factor in heatstroke.
6. How does obesity serve as a predisposing factor?
7. Which structural abnormality may contribute to impaired heat dissipation in dogs?
8. Direct cytotoxicity is cell death caused by
9. Dopamine and serotonin are thought to be mediators for _____ in heatstroke patients.
10. Exposure for less than 5 minutes at what temperature can cause cellular destruction from necrosis?
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