animal heat


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animal heat

n.
The heat generated in the body of a warm-blooded vertebrate as the result of its physiological and metabolic processes.
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This led to experimental observations on respiration that revealed links among oxygen, the products of digestion, animal heat, and the components of the blood (23).
Because the change took place mainly in the lungs, it obviously depended on respiration; it also seemed linked to the production of animal heat (53).
Mayer decided that this confirmed the theory of animal heat from the oxidation of food.

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