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In which of the following scenarios does skin help to maintain body temperature? a. When jumping into cold water, one’s skin releases body heat into the water. b.While walking during a hot summer day, one’s skin releases sweat that contains heat. c.After accidentally touching a hot cookie sheet, a blister forms on one’s finger where all the heat entered the body. d. After a long run, an Olympic athlete stretches out her arms and legs.

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Justin Parker on November 12, 2018

Hello, I'm not quite sure, but I think that is A.) When you jump into cold water, the skin releases the heat of the body in water.? I believe this because of the initial reaction to cold water immersion, cold shock response, which starts with a gasp reflex in response to sudden and rapid cooling of the skin. You can't get the coldness, there is only a lack of heat; the heat likes everything to have exactly the same temperature, your body loses heat to provide heat to the area around you, in this case water. I hope this is right otherwise I wrote all this for nothing.

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