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Is it hot in here? Thermoregulation and homeostasis through an exercise activity

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Lewis Dean, Angela Breslin, Emma Ross

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Homeostasis, the control of an internal environment to maintain stable, relatively constant conditions, is a key concept in physiology (1). In endothermic species, including humans (Homo sapiens), the control of body temperature is fundamental
to the control of a suitable internal environment. To help regulate core body temperature, the body has a number of different responses. For example, under warm conditions by initiating processes such as peripheral vasodilation and sweating, heat is dissipated via the skin’s surface to maintain constant core temperature.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-100
JournalAdvances in Physiology Education
Volume38
Issue number1
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

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