Heterothermy

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Heterothermy

Description

Heterothermy is the variable regulation of body temperature in endotherms which can change their body temperatures as levels of activity and environmental conditions dictate (e.g. hibernators). In regional heterothermy, temperature gradients are present, e.g. between body core and extremeties.


Reference: Hochachka, Somero 2002







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