thermoregulation


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thermoregulation

 [ther″mo-reg″u-la´shun]
1. heat regulation.
ineffective thermoregulation a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual's temperature fluctuates between hypothermia and hyperthermia.

ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion

(ther'mō-reg'yū-lā'shŭn),
Temperature control, as by a thermostat.

thermoregulation

/ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion/ (-reg″u-la´shun) the regulation of heat, as of the body heat of a warm-blooded animal.thermoreg´ulatory

thermoregulation

(thûr′mō-rĕg′yə-lā′shən)
n.
Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent from the environmental temperature: mammalian thermoregulation.

ther′mo·reg′u·la·to′ry (-rĕg′yə-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

thermoregulation1

[-reg′yəlā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, thermē + L, regula, rule
the control of heat production and heat loss, specifically the maintenance of body temperature through physiological mechanisms activated by the hypothalamus.

thermoregulation2

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as balance among heat production, heat gain, and heat loss. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

ther·mo·reg·u·la·tion

(thĕr'mō-reg'yū-lā'shŭn)
1. Temperature control, as by a thermostat.
2. Maintenance of body temperature through physiologic mechanisms governed by the hypothalamus.

thermoregulation

The control of body temperature and its maintenance within narrow limits in spite of factors tending to change it.

thermoregulation

the control of body heat in HOMOIOTHERMS.

thermoregulation

the physiological process controlling the balance between heat production and heat loss in the body so as to maintain body temperature; a function of a center in the hypothalamus. A lesion in that location can produce a central hyperthermia or hypothermia.
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