Acclimatisation


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Acclimatisation

Biology The adaptation of an organism to new environmental conditions. 
Microbiology The adjustment of bacteria in culture to changes in nutrients and temperature, which may require enzymatic changes.
Physiology A reversible, noninheritable change in the anatomy or physiology of an organism which enables it to survive in an alien environment or in altered environmental conditions.

ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion

(ă-klī'mă-tī-zā'shŭn)
Physiologic adaptation to a variation in environmental factors such as temperature, climate, or altitude.
Synonym(s): acclimatisation.
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However, it looks set to recommend a period of acclimatisation of at least two weeks.
By spending two weeks earlier in the tour we know the players who struggle with the acclimatisation process.
To serve in an alien location with such minimal support and acclimatisation is an honourable feat," said Inspector General of Police ( Bastar), Arun Dev Gautam.
With a three race schedule 'Aussie Dave's' acclimatisation was cut short after being knocked off by Alistair Seeley after only three laps of qualifying - although the Australian was uninjured the bike cart-wheeled through the gravel trap.
Last month, Carberry went to Longsdon's Chipping Norton base for a week of acclimatisation and was pleased with the closeness of familiar faces.
So it was with a sense of childish joy and eager anticipation that I filled in my short medical questionnaire at the University of Glamorgan last week - a preamble to the long-awaited pre-climb acclimatisation.
It is this mentality Benitez credits with the 25-year-old's rapid acclimatisation to the Premier League.
The experience of acclimatisation to this environment has been priceless.
The ultra runner from Guisborough has been training in Teesside University's acclimatisation chamber for the world 24 hours championships.
He said: 'It's very important how we start in the tournament so we've organised three practice matches as part of our acclimatisation.
It was meant to be a night of celebration as the Irish played their 100th game at the Dublin venue, before flying to the island of Saipan this morning to begin their World Cup acclimatisation.
ROY KEANE could step out against Cameroon for Ireland's opening World Cup game without ANY acclimatisation to the searing heat of Japan.