Body Temperature

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  1. John99 Banned Banned

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    What keeps the human body at 98 degrees, or so?
     
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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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  5. John99 Banned Banned

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    Can you direct me to the part that answers the question?
     
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  7. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    What, you can't read a couple of paragraphs to get to the bits you want?
    Ooh, maybe you could Google homeostasis? How's that for a radical idea?

    Here, I'll help:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_homeostasis
     
  8. John99 Banned Banned

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    OK. Actually i know about regulation of temperature.

    Still, when i ask what keeps the body at 98 degreees i am asking for the heat source.
     
  9. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Food.

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    Where else do you think we get our energy from?

    Or even, if you'd bothered following any links:
    (From the homeostasis link.
     
  10. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Why it's really hard to diet in winter.
     
  11. John99 Banned Banned

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    Food is not hot. Oh, hot food will cool off...i dont know what that was supposed to mean...food.

    The liver is hot?

    Muscle contraction? I dont know but my muscles are not contracting enough to cause a steady 98 degree temerature. Or am i wrong here?
     
  12. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Oh dear.
    Read this again:
    Apparently you're (at least partially) wrong.
     
  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    So you are saying that food feeds the energy source that keeps the body so warm?

    So if you are hungry the body temperature goes down?
     
  14. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    No. Food IS the energy source.

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    No.
     
  15. John99 Banned Banned

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    Even if food is the energy source...

    What is the source of the heat?
     
  16. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Metabolism. The (bio)chemical reactions that take place in the body.
     
  17. John99 Banned Banned

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    Metabolism?

    So you think that produces near 100 degrees? And if you go outside and it is 20 degrees you body says 98 degrees. Are you saying that metabolism keeps the body warm in 20 degree weather?

    I read about metabolism, where does it say it produces 100 degree heat?
     
  18. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Does the body stay at normal temperature in 20 degree air?
    Nope - it loses heat faster than it's produced.

    What's body temp? What else causes it?

    For someone who has claimed (more than once) to be knowledgeable on medicine and biology you're not doing too well.
     
  19. John99 Banned Banned

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    As far as i know my body stays around 98 degrees in 20 degree weather. Where is the heat source?
     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    For how long before hypothermia starts to begin?
     
  21. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Er, do you wear clothes in that temperature?
    Maybe more clothes than you would in warmer weather?

    Already given.
     
  22. arauca Banned Banned

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    Wow wisdom (Dywyddyr's) did not understand you question :shrug:
     
  23. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    I don't really want to feed your childish trolling, but anyway....

    Exothermic reaction
     

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