Non-thermoregulatory modulation of sweating in humans

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2003 Jan;31(1):34-9. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200301000-00007.


Sweating in humans is critical for appropriate thermoregulation during exercise and/or exposure to warm environmental temperatures. In addition to thermal controllers of sweating, a number of non-thermal factors modulate the sweating response. This review summarizes the primary non-thermal neural modifiers of sweating in humans.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pressoreceptors / physiology*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Skin Temperature / physiology
  • Sweating / physiology*