homeotherm

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homeotherm

[′hō·mē·ə‚thərm]
(physiology)
An endotherm that maintains a constant body temperature, as do most mammals and birds.
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gondii can infect virtually all warm-blooded animals (Skariah et al.
They say that large, cold-blooded dinosaurs could have done the same and enjoyed a warm body temperature without the need to generate the heat in their own cells through burning food energy like warm-blooded animals," he said.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a genetic program that promotes longevity of roundworms in cold environments -- and this genetic program also exists in warm-blooded animals, including humans.
Virtually all warm-blooded animals, including humans are commonly infected with members of the genus Isospora.
As the world heats up, scientists have noted that these naturally shy warm-blooded animals are retreating away from their usual hangouts in favour of cooler climes, making them all the more elusive.
Scientists long have known that body temperature fluctuates in warm-blooded animals throughout the day on a 24-hour.
He said the department's animal and plant health inspection services performs unannounced inspections of all zoos, circuses and facilities that use warm-blooded animals for medical research to make sure they are in compliance with the federal act's care standards.
Still, because of their sheer enormous size, sauropod dinosaurs would be expected to retain their body heat more efficiently than smaller warm-blooded animals, like humans, even if dinosaurs themselves were cold-blooded, Eagle said.
The bacterial indicators are commonly found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, in warm-blooded animals.
In contrast, bacteria in the Bacteroidales family grow only in the intestines of warm-blooded animals, with different species targeting different animals.