thermoregulatory mechanism

thermoregulatory mechanism

the anatomical system that controls the body temperature; includes the temperature end-organs in the skin, the afferent nerves, the thalamus and hypothalamus, vasodilatation, respiratory center, the sweat glands, the muscular system and the hormonal and enzymic systems involved in the calorigenic metabolism of, stored fat and protein.
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The medications also act on the thermoregulatory mechanism in the hypothalamus, resulting in a persistently high body temperature.
People can die of heatstroke when their body temperature exceeds 104F and their built-in thermoregulatory mechanism gets overwhelmed.
However, before blaming the recurrence on an altered thermoregulatory mechanism from prior heat injury, the veterinarian should consider if the repeated heat injury is due to conditions which can be improved, such as decreasing body weight, increased physical conditioning, a surgically repairable upper airway condition, or improved handler education.
Gallup describes the thermoregulatory mechanism of yawning through a well-documented study that used thermocoupled probes in rat.
The lack of group nesting in eastern Texas supports the hypothesis that group nesting in golden mice may be a thermoregulatory mechanism to conserve energy at low temperatures and not necessarily a difference in social behavior (Frank & Layne 1992).
Through training we can partially, but never completely, adapt our thermoregulatory mechanism.
The increase in rectal temperature resulted in an increase in blood flow to the skin due to subcutaneous vasodilation, which is the thermoregulatory mechanism to help dissipate heat through the skin.
Together, these results suggest that 5-HT, acting in the preoptic area, can accelerate exercise cessation, by modulating thermoregulatory mechanisms.
However, endotherms require appropriate responses and efficient thermoregulatory mechanisms (Klingenspor et al.