Flashcards in Thermoregulation Deck (11):
Define core temperature?
Temperature around vital organs
What should the bodies core temperature be?
Define shell temperature?
Skin or surface temperature
Where in the body would you measure core temperature?
Sublingual pocket (oral cavity), axilla (armpit), tympanic membrane (ear), rectum (anal), temporal artery ( temporal lobe)
Name the variables to core temperature?
Genetics, exercise, circadian rhythm, menstrual cycle
What is your circadian rhythm?
Daily rhythmic activity cycle, exhibited in 24hr cycle by most organisms
At what time would your body be at its lowest temperature?
At what time would your body be at its highest temperature?
Why do we need to regulate temperature?
Cells require a stable condition for optimal function
What does a change in temperature do to a cell?
Alters the rate at which they carry out chemical reactions