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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.
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(Chemistry) the production of heat by metabolic processes
thermogenous, thermogenetic, ˌthermoˈgenic adj
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(ˌθɜr moʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

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

the production of heat, especially in an animal body by physiological processes. — thermogenic, thermogenous, adj.
See also: Heat
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In order to test the effects of plant secondary metabolite on energy metabolism and thermogenesis, changes in resting metabolic rate (RMR), nonshivering thermogenesis (NST) and energy intake were measured in Eothenomys miletus fed diets containing 0, 3.3% and 6.6% tannic acid, respectively.
By contrast, others have suggested the possibility that the beneficial effects of body cooling might take place by increasing nonshivering thermogenesis (e.g., [18, 19]); if confirmed, this would allow simultaneous application to different body regions, and moreover, repeated cryoexposure might be effective in driving the loss of adipose tissue [18].
Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) has been identified as a biological landmark of BAT that mediates nonshivering thermogenesis. Jeanguillaume et al.
Brown adipose tissue shares a common developmental ancestry with skeletal muscle, and it is a specialized fat tissue that is dedicated to nonshivering thermogenesis, which is regulated by adrenoceptor antagonists and cold exposure [98, 99].
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.
Brown fat is a specialized type of tissue designed to generate heat in response to exposure to cold (nonshivering thermogenesis) and with food ingestion (diet-induced thermogenesis).