THE THERMODYNAMICS OF THE HUMAN BODY AND THE BIOPHYSICAL
FEATURES OF THE THERMAL ENERGY
Most of the heat produced in the body is generated in the deep organs, especially in the liver, brain, heart and the skeletal muscles during exercise.
Then this heat is transferred from the
deeper organs and tissues to the skin, where it is lost to the air and other surroundings. Therefore, the rate at which heat is lost is determined almost entirely by two factors: first, how rapidly heat can be conducted from where it is produced in the body core to the skin and how rapidly heat can then be transferred from the skin to the surroundings.
Chair and Department of Medical Biophysics
Silesian University School of Medicine
ul. Medyków 18, bud. C2
40 - 752 Katowice