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Table 2 Skin temperatures in a controlled condition and an experimental condition (menthol)

From: l-Menthol attenuates the magnitude of cold-induced vasodilation on the extremities of young females

  Control Menthol P value
Mean SD Mean SD
Rest (last 5 min) T finger 32.93 2.03 31.55 2.92 N.S.
T hand 33.06 1.30 31.22 2.06 0.001
T forearm 33.16 1.03 32.16 0.97 < 0.001
Mean Tsk 34.01 0.66 33.61 0.45 0.012
Immersion (last 3 min) T finger 9.01 2.07 8.24 1.90 N.S.
T hand 27.31 2.64 26.10 2.38 N.S.
T forearm 33.48 1.32 33.24 1.53 N.S.
Mean Tsk 33.45 0.55 33.35 0.45 N.S.
Recovery (last 3 min) T finger 32.10 2.85 31.30 2.75 N.S.
T hand 32.15 2.11 31.63 2.12 N.S.
T forearm 32.91 1.15 32.63 1.09 N.S.
Mean Tsk 33.92 0.55 33.72 0.49 N.S.
Change in immersion (Timmersion − Trest) T finger − 25.65 2.47 − 24.77 2.73 N.S.
T hand − 5.96 2.76 − 4.65 2.46 N.S.
T forearm 0.37 1.10 1.34 0.84 < 0.001
Mean Tsk − 0.59 0.37 − 0.33 0.28 0.012
Change in recovery (Trec − Trest) T finger − 0.82 1.65 − 0.25 2.51 N.S.
T hand − 6.14 3.15 − 5.14 2.44 N.S.
T forearm − 0.39 0.58 0.22 0.24 < 0.001
Mean Tsk − 0.99 0.33 0.11 0.34 0.021
  1. N = 17 females. Subjects’ left hand and forearm were applied with 1.5% menthol solution, and the middle finger of the dominant hand was immersed in 4 °C water
  2. N.S. not significant