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thermogenesis resulting from the increase in metabolism of the skeletal muscles due to shivering.
shi·ver·ing ther·mo·gen·e·sis(shiv'ĕr-ing thĕr'mō-jen'ĕ-sis)
State resulting from the increase in metabolism of the skeletal muscles due to shivering.
the production of heat, especially within the animal body.
a portion of dietary calories in excess of those required for immediate energy requirements are converted to heat rather than stored as fat. Some types of obesity may be related to a defect in this mechanism.
thermogenesis is relatively inefficient in neonates, especially piglets, so that it becomes very important to protect them from cold stress. Most of their heat gain comes from the metabolism of their stores of brown fat.
increased heat production due to enhancement of normal calorigenic metabolic processes.
much the fastest thermogenic process which the static body can use. Shivering is an involuntary function with a tremor rate of about 10 per second.