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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    Humans can survive for sustained periods of time in temperatures above body temperature (37 °C). The body is able to deal with these higher temperatures by releasing sweat, which, upon evaporation, releases heat energy from the skin. Which of the following would prevent human survival only if the ambient temperature is near or above 37 °C?

     

    A

    The relative humidity of the air reaches 100%

    B

    Dehydration

    C

    Lack of access to a breeze or other air current

    D

    Inability to perspire




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