Human Temperature Regulation

Learn about temperature regulation in the body. Humans are "homoeothermic", otherwise known as endothermic, which means that they maintain a steady body temperature like other mammals, and birds. Bodily temperature is controlled by the hypothalamus. Slight variations in body temperature cause the hypothalamus to send nerve impulses causing actions to either raise or lower temperature. Even the slightest body temperature changes will cause different and harmful reactions in humans.



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