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Related to acclimatization: acclimatization to heat
Physiologic adjustment of a person to a different climate, especially to a change in environmental temperature or geographic elevation.
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The physiological adaptation of an animal or plant to changes in climate or environment, such as light, temperature, or altitude.
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Physiologic adaptation to a variation in environmental factors such as temperature, climate, or altitude.
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1. Physiological adaptation to a new environment or situation. Acclimatization to a hot environment may take as long as three weeks, during which undue exposure to heat, or strenuous exercise, may cause HEAT EXHAUSTION.
2. An environmentally-induced functional improvement in a genetically-determined physiological system.
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acclimationthe process by which a range of adjustments occur in the body, e.g. in TEMPERATURE CONTROL and RESPIRATION, when an organism is subjected to unusual environmental stresses such as high altitude. See ADAPTATION, PHYSIOLOGICAL.
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