body temperature


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Related to body temperature: basal body temperature, Low body temperature
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Noun1.body temperature - temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
basal body temperature, basal temperature - body temperature in the morning before rising or moving about or eating anything
vital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
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The basal metabolic rate of animals (the rate at which energy is used to maintain the body) was previously thought to be intimately linked with an animal's body temperature. However, this research shows mammals were able to decouple this relationship to allow their metabolism to evolve rapidly and adapt over 165 million years.
Body temperature, which is involved in the regulation of the sleep/wake cycle, exhibits a circadian cycle, being two to three degrees Fahrenheit higher in the late afternoon/early evening than during sleep, when it is the lowest.
Body temperature "starts to naturally decline as part of its natural [24-hour] cycle about one to two hours before the usual time of going to sleep," explained study author Shahab Haghayegh.
He said body temperature may rise to 106AdegF or higher within 10 to 15 minutes and heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.
Hypothermia is defined as the decrease in patient's core body temperature below 36.0[degrees]C (9, 10).
Heat has a different effect on different people, some peoples' body temperature rises and some peoples' body temperature falls because of the heat.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defense system that fights against tumors, wounds or infections, new research found.
A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or above, obtained with a rectal thermometer was said to be the main sign of heatstroke which if left un attended may lead to altered mental state or behaviour.
Neuronal noise is very much affected by body temperature, so if the temperature is high, neuronal noise is low and vice versa.
Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation.