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Body temperature and its regulation

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Humans are homeotherms, i.e. they fix their temperature regardless of their environment. This is vital for normal cellular function and for metabolism to be independent of external temperature. The body has a warm 'core' and a cooler peripheral 'shell' whose role is to regulate heat transfer in and out of the core. Body temperature is controlled by a feedback system with both peripheral and central sensors, and an integrator located in the hypothalamus. Anaesthesia exposes patients to thermor...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.mpaic.2014.03.013
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
15
Issue:
6
Pages:
273-278
Publication date:
2014-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-7584
ISSN:
1472-0299
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:472338
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uuid:21455dc4-3a7c-423d-a45a-33b230d4e938
Local pid:
pubs:472338
Source identifiers:
472338
Deposit date:
2014-07-11

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