shivering thermogenesis


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shivering thermogenesis

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.
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Field studies would be needed to test this hypothesis, but it raises the interesting possibility that the initial selective advantage for reptilian endothermy (shivering thermogenesis) may have been the production of thermally induced modifications of developmental pathways during embryogenesis.
Both maternal nest choice and shivering thermogenesis can substantially affect not only the time at which the eggs hatch, but also the size, shape, and behavior of the hatchlings.