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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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10