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Unformatted text preview: In the postabsorptive state, stored nutrients are used for energy. Metabolic Rate Metabolic rate is the total energy expenditure per unit of time. Metabolic energy is used for basal metabolism, muscular activity, and the assimilation of food. Body Temperature Regulation Body temperature is a balance between heat gain and heat loss. Heat is produced through metabolism. Heat is exchanged through radiation, conduction, convection, and evaporation. The greater the temperature difference, the greater the rate of heat exchange. Body temperature is regulated at a "set point" by neural circuits in the hypothalamus....
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