Body Temperature

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Body temperature

Energy loss and heat gain need to balanced so that your body temperature remains constant

controlling body temperature requires:

Temperature receptors in the skin to detect the external temperature.

Temperature receptors in the brain to measure the temperature of the blood.

The brain which acts as a processing centre, to receive information from the temperature receptors, responding by triggering effectors.

effectors (sweat glands and muscles) to carry out the automatic response.

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When too hot

If your body temperature is too high, heat needs to be trnsferred to the environment,.

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