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thermoregulation

[ thur-moh-reg-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊˌrɛg yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun Physiology.

the regulation of body temperature.

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Origin of thermoregulation

First recorded in 1925–30; thermo- + regulation
ther·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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Medical definitions for thermoregulation

thermoregulation
[ thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən ]

n.

Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent of the environmental temperature.
ther′mo•regu•la•to′ry (-rĕgyə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Scientific definitions for thermoregulation

thermoregulation
[ thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lāshən ]

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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