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Short Answer: There was an interesting paper that dealt with the pH of urine when citric acid was consumed. The summary was: There was no increase in urinary pH or total nitrogen in 24 hours collection of urine. What This Means: The food we take does not affect the blood pH directly. Acidic food will cause increased secretion of alkaline components into ...


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An ectotherm is an [cold-blooded] organism which is dependent on external sources of body heat. They do not need to regularly consume food to warm their bodies. As a result, they can subsist on lower metabolic rates and varying internal temperatures (poikilothermy). However, physical activity is restricted to certain hours (night) and or habitats; ectotherms ...


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Endotherms also called warm blooded animals have the ability to regulate their body temperature by themselves. If the endotherms are in a cold place their body increases the metabolism and generates more heat. This will compensate for the cold outside. In a hot region the body metabolism is tuned down (this is not as efficient as the adaptation to cold ...



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