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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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[24-26] This view is in agreement with our previous experiment showing that a VMH lesion reduces both sympathetic and thermogenic responses after [PGE.sub.1] injection.
The animal studies have demonstrated that caffeine and other methylxanthines, albeit at high doses, reduced body weight and body fat by both anorectic and thermogenic stimulations11.
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The method was successfully performed to isolate lipase from thermogenic phase of compost (Nurhasanah et al., 2015) and other enzymes (Suhartia et al., 2014).
When a submarine seep is linked to a petroleum system, the gases are primarily of thermogenic origin, resulting from the thermocatalysis of deeply buried organic matter [43, 46-49].
Since BAT is a thermogenic organ, recent studies have used thermal imaging [12] for detecting BAT activation [2-4].
We previously observed an elevation of thermogenic gene expression induced by cold that was increased by IL-4 in human adipocytes [16].