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Thermoregulation

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Degree Veterinary medicine (POS) Flashcards on Thermoregulation, created by Joanne Wills on 02/16/2016.
Joanne Wills
Flashcards by Joanne Wills, updated more than 1 year ago
Joanne Wills
Created by Joanne Wills over 6 years ago
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Poikilotherm organism that cannot regulate its body temperature
Homeotherm organism that maintains its body temperature at a constant level
Thermoneutral zone range of temperature in which a homeotherm can regulate its body temperature by adjusting heat loss
Temperature range of a cat 38.1-39.2
Temperature range of a dog 37.9-39.9
Precocial born in an advanced state and able to feed itself almost immediately
Altricial born in an undeveloped state and requires care and feeding by parents, needs nest
Hypothermia heat loss exceeds capacity for heat production - abnormally low body temperature
Hyperthermia heat production exceeds ability to lose heat - abnormally high temperature
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