thermogenesis

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thermogenesis

 [ther″mo-jen´ĕ-sis]
the production of heat, especially within the animal body. adj., adj thermogenet´ic, thermogen´ic.

ther·mo·gen·e·sis

(ther'mō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The production of heat; specifically the physiologic process of heat production in the body.
[thermo- + G. genesis, production]

thermogenesis

(thûr′mō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, -mə-)
n.
Generation or production of heat, especially by physiological processes.

ther′mo·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), ther′mo·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

ther·mo·gen·e·sis

(thĕr'mō-jen'ĕ-sis)
The production of heat; specifically, the physiologic process of heat production in the body.
[thermo- + G. genesis, production]

thermogenesis

Heat production. Normal heat production results from the oxidation of food components; a sudden demand for heat causes heat production by shivering; abnormal thermogenesis from a breakdown of the heat-regulation mechanism (thermoregulation) is dangerous and sometimes fatal.
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It was known that it could be activated by exposure to cold, in a process called non-shivering thermogenesis.
It is used to generate heat by non-shivering thermogenesis (Krauss et al., 2005).
Non-shivering thermogenesis (NST) was induced by subcutaneous injection of norepinephrine (NE) (Shanghai Harvest Pharmaceutical Co.