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1. heat regulation.
in·ef·fec·tive ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion(in-e-fektiv thĕrmō-regyū-lāshŭn)
A nursing diagnosis for when a patient undergoes or is in danger of undergoing development of an inability to maintain a stable core normal body temperature when faced with adverse external factors.
The state in which the individual's temperature fluctuates between hypothermia and hyperthermia.
See also: thermoregulation