Thermoregulation: Definition & Disorders

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The body's ability to maintain a constant body temperature is called what:

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1. Maintaining an optimal body temperature is keeping the body at ____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of being too cold?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz questions will focus on the key terms surrounding thermoregulation and various symptoms and conditions of the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics discussed in this quiz will include:

  • The symptoms of being too hot
  • The symptoms of being too cold
  • Maintaining optimal body temperature

Skills Practiced

Using the following skills will help you with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Defining key terms - recognize the term that is associated with the body's ability to maintain a constant temperature
  • Knowledge application - identify the symptoms of the body being too cold and answer a question about it
  • Information recall - remember the name of the condition that is associated with the body being too hot

Additional Learning

To understand thermoregulation and how the body tries to maintain a constant temperature, review the lesson entitled Thermoregulation: Definition & Disorders. This tutorial will cover:

  • The role of sweat glands
  • Blood vessel dilation
  • Reynaud's phenomenon
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