thermoregulation

noun

ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion ˌthər-mō-ˌre-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce thermoregulation (audio)
: the maintenance or regulation of temperature
specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body
thermoregulate verb

Examples of thermoregulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many people with insomnia also have trouble adjusting their temperature, possibly because the part of your brain that regulates sleep-wake cycles is next to the one that controls thermoregulation, Dr. Kline says. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, 27 Mar. 2024 If thermoregulation is a symptom of depression, as the Oura Ring study suggests, temperature treatment could be an effective way to treat depression. Irene Wright, Sacramento Bee, 8 Feb. 2024 Holmes explained that certain elements—skin, sweat glands, the circulatory system, and the hypothalamus—play key roles in thermoregulation. Korin Miller, Health, 19 Jan. 2024 In effect, just by suspension at two levels, nearly one entire extra surface is available for thermoregulation and cooling. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 Merino is the gold standard for outdoor wear, offering unparalleled heat retention and thermoregulation while also wicking moisture and resisting odor. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2023 These areas also would have enjoyed greater reserves of standing water, which modern-day hippos require for sleeping and thermoregulation. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Affordably priced and available in two heights, the Sweet Night Twilight Hybrid Mattress delivers the optimal combination of thermoregulation and pressure relief. Michael Williams, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2021 Humans evolved to rely on thermoregulation from sweat, which uses evaporative cooling. Liz Clayton Fuller, Popular Science, 27 Sep. 2023

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First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thermoregulation was in 1927

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“Thermoregulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoregulation. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

thermoregulation

noun
ther·​mo·​reg·​u·​la·​tion -ˌreg-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce thermoregulation (audio)
: the maintenance or regulation of temperature
specifically : the maintenance of a particular temperature of the living body
thermoregulate verb
thermoregulated; thermoregulating

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