ineffective thermoregulation


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thermoregulation

 [ther″mo-reg″u-la´shun]
1. heat regulation.
ineffective thermoregulation a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual's temperature fluctuates between hypothermia and hyperthermia.

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.

ineffective thermoregulation

The state in which the individual's temperature fluctuates between hypothermia and hyperthermia.
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