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thermoregulate

Syllabification: ther·mo·reg·u·late
Pronunciation: /ˌTHərmōˈreɡyəˌlāt
 
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Definition of thermoregulate in English:

verb

[no object]
Regulate temperature, especially one’s own body temperature.
Example sentences
  • Prescription medications such as diuretics and antihypertensives, as well as illicit drugs, can decrease the body's ability to thermoregulate.
  • Heat exhaustion can be associated with water or sodium depletion, which can compromise the patient's ability to thermoregulate by sweating.
  • Statistical analysis of the relationship between body temperature and ambient temperature confirmed that the cicadas are thermoregulating endothermically.

Derivatives

thermoregulation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌreɡyəˈlāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • The skin assists in thermoregulation by excreting certain waste products, such as electrolytes and water.
  • Activity and shivering are not economical in thermoregulation, because they are accompanied by an increased blood supply to the muscles and this in turn raises the surface temperature and increases heat loss.
  • Although fever is the most commonly encountered disorder of thermoregulation, hypothermia has played a major role in shaping history and medicine for millennia.

thermoregulatory

2
Pronunciation: /-ləˌtôrē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Because hot flashes are episodes of thermoregulatory dysregulation, women report that standing in front of an open refrigerator or air conditioner helps to ameliorate the discomfort.
  • The body's thermoregulatory responses are intact.
  • Heatstroke and heat exhaustion occur when the body's thermoregulatory responses are inadequate to preserve homeostasis.

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