thermoregulation

[thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuh n]

Origin of thermoregulation

First recorded in 1925–30; thermo- + regulation
Related formsther·mo·reg·u·la·to·ry [thur-moh-reg-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌθɜr moʊˈrɛg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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thermoregulation in Medicine

thermoregulation

[thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən]
n.
  1. Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature.
Related formsther′mo•regu•la•to′ry (-rĕgyə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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thermoregulation in Science

thermoregulation

[thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən]
  1. Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature. Thermoregulation in humans is effected through metabolic activity and sweating.
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