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 (thûr′mō-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, -mə-)
Generation or production of heat, especially by physiological processes.

ther′mo·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), ther′mo·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.


(Chemistry) the production of heat by metabolic processes
thermogenous, thermogenetic, ˌthermoˈgenic adj


(ˌθɜr moʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the production of heat, esp. in an animal body by physiological processes.
ther`mo•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.

thermogenesis, thermogeny

the production of heat, especially in an animal body by physiological processes. — thermogenic, thermogenous, adj.
See also: Heat
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Orexin A affects the temperature of IBAT, which is the most important effector of nonshivering thermogenesis in the rat, [14,30,31] illustrating that the rise in heat production is also due to the thermogenesis activation unrelated to muscle activity.
Thermoregulatory responses to photoperiod by Kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ordii): Influence of night lighting on nonshivering thermogenesis and resting metabolism.
Both volatile and intravenous anesthetics have been shown to inhibit nonshivering thermogenesis, (26,27) potentially contributing to heat loss in the perioperative period.
Adaptive evolution of the uncoupling protein 1 gene contributed to the acquisition of novel nonshivering thermogenesis in ancestral eutherian mammals.
Nonshivering thermogenesis and cold resistance during seasonal acclimatization in the Djungarian hamster.