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Define core temperature?

Temperature around vital organs

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What should the bodies core temperature be?

35.5-37.8

2

Define shell temperature?

Skin or surface temperature

3

Where in the body would you measure core temperature?

Sublingual pocket (oral cavity), axilla (armpit), tympanic membrane (ear), rectum (anal), temporal artery ( temporal lobe)

4

Name the variables to core temperature?

Genetics, exercise, circadian rhythm, menstrual cycle

5

What is your circadian rhythm?

Daily rhythmic activity cycle, exhibited in 24hr cycle by most organisms

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At what time would your body be at its lowest temperature?

4am

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At what time would your body be at its highest temperature?

4pm

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Why do we need to regulate temperature?

Cells require a stable condition for optimal function

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What does a change in temperature do to a cell?

Alters the rate at which they carry out chemical reactions

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How much would your metabolic rate change if your temperature increases by 1•c?

Increase by 10%