TITLE

thermoregulatory center

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2174
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "thermoregulatory center" is presented. It refers to a center in the hypothalamus that regulates heat production and heat loss so that normal body temperature is maintained. It is affected by nerve impulses from cutaneous receptors.
ACCESSION #
21248466

 

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