# Temperature gradient in body [closed]

Is there a Temperature gradient in the human body? especially I have heard that the eye is colder than other places? Is that right?

• Definitely there is not constant temperature throughout the body. Temperature measurements in different places yield variations in body temperature. There's some more info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_body_temperature – Greg May 27 '13 at 3:29

Generally speaking, it is the density of blood circulating in certain regions which sets the temperature there. For humans, the genital area, the chest (heart) and the head (brain) are the warmest places. The body has a defense mechanism against overheating which is sweating. Above 42 $^{o}C$ your proteins would denaturate and you would likely die.