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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.
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Temperature control, as by a thermostat.
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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.
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1. Temperature control, as by a thermostat.
2. Maintenance of body temperature through physiologic mechanisms governed by the hypothalamus.
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thermoregulationThe control of body temperature and its maintenance within narrow limits in spite of factors tending to change it.
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thermoregulationthe control of body heat in HOMOIOTHERMS.
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