Inside the Human Bodyis a documentary series presented by Michael Mosley. The series sees him going on an astonishing voyage through the world's most complex organism, humans. The latest scientific advances are brought to life by using spectacular CGI and amazing different human stories.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Inside the Human Body - Human body temperature - Netflix
Normal human body temperature, also known as normothermia or euthermia, is the typical temperature range found in humans. The normal human body temperature range is typically stated as 36.5–37.5 °C (97.7–99.5 °F). Individual body temperature depends upon the age, exertion, infection, sex, and reproductive status of the subject, the time of day, the place in the body at which the measurement is made, and the subject's state of consciousness (waking, sleeping or sedated), activity level, and emotional state. It is typically maintained within this range by thermoregulation. Human body temperature is of interest in medical practice, human reproduction, and athletics.
Inside the Human Body - Historical understanding - Netflix
In the 19th century, most books quoted “blood heat” as 98 °F, until a study published the mean (but not the variance) of a large sample as 36.88 °C (98.38 °F). Subsequently that mean was widely quoted as “37 °C or 98.4 °F” until editors realised 37 °C is closer to 98.6 °F than 98.4 °F. Dictionaries and other sources that quoted these averages did add the word “about” to show that there is some variance, but generally did not state how wide the variance is.
Inside the Human Body - References - Netflix