American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Maintenance of a constant internal body temperature independent from the environmental temperature: mammalian thermoregulation.
“Might they be exapted for a role in thermoregulation (having originally evolved for display)?”
“Maintain neurobehavioral organizational state and physiological stability including oxygenation, heart rate and thermoregulation during transfers and holding.”
“The sea is now believed to be the greatest repository of potential pharmaceuticals and the ecosystem services it provides -- such as a sink for carbon and a source of oxygen -- in the thermoregulation of the planet and in biodiversity are invaluable.”
“Melanic forms of invertebrates might have advantages in thermoregulation and UV-B radiation protection .”
“It is my opinion, based on my observations during my visit to Unit 32-C, Death Row and on my training, experience, and familiarity with the extensive body of medical literature on the subject of thermoregulation, that all of the inmates on Death Row are at high risk of heat stroke and heat-related illness.”
“Collembolans and possibly other invertebrates have dark pigmentation that plays a role in both thermoregulation and UV-B radiation protection ”
“Since reptiles have thin skin with little insulation and most do not produce heat internally to fuel their metabolisms, adaptations to regulate body temperature (thermoregulation) are very important.”
“Aside from sharing the same mode of thermoregulation, amphibians and reptiles are very different organisms.”
“With my mind on naked display structures (if you'll pardon the expression) and thermoregulation, I looked at wattles and combs anew.”
“And with that they found that areas near nursing homes and elder-care centers have some serious thermoregulation issues.”
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