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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It was, perhaps, the mere animal heat of food to hungry people, for none of us had eaten anything since breakfast, or the sense of companionship may have helped us, but anyhow we were all less miserable, and saw the morrow as not altogether without hope.
They supply fuel to the furnace within us, and by which is generated our animal heat.
Two additional factors influence heat loss or gain in an animal building: ventilation rate and animal heat production.
Heat moves from warm to cold, so animal heat should be conserved in cold weather and removed in warm weather.
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).

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