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Thermoregulatory characteristics

I have a question that probably is to obvious, or just bad wording.. The terms endorthermy, ectothermy, and heterothermy, are used to describe: A) cold and warm individuals B) the three layers of ...
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How do we sweat immediately after drinking water on a hot day?

On hot summer days, when I drink water to quench my thirst, my body immediately responds by sweating in 5 to 10 seconds or maybe less. How does our body detect the presence of water in the stomach so ...
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advantages of shivering in cold environments

When we feel cold, our the muscle tries to generate heat by shivering and the brown adipose tissue tries to generate heat by non-shivering methods. The muscle generates heat but also spends energy on ...
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How do snakes keep their body cool in deserts?

I was reading a 9th standard science book. And I read a line During summer, we perspire more because of the mechanism of our body which keeps us cool. That means, we are warm-blooded and our ...
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Does thyroxine increase BMR or metabolic rate?

I know that thyroxine increases the metabolic rate, but my teacher said it increases the metabolic rate, not the basal metabolic rate, the basal metabolic rate is always the same. What's the ...
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How do non-human apes cool their body temperature in warm climates?

Humans have sweat and we all know how that provides cooling along with the remaining vellus hairs acting as wicks. So how do hominids, our close relatives (some of which are more massive than humans) ...