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Here are just some useful tips on Thermoregulation:

-Thermoregulation is a process which enables an animal to keep its body temperature constant. 

Vasoconstriction: This is the narrowing of the blood vessels. The consequences are:

-Less blood flow through the skin

-Less heat loss by radiation from the sun.

Vasodilation: This is the widening of the blood vessels, this is the opposite of Vasoconstriction so the factors are:

-Increase of blood flow through skin

-More heat is lost through skin

Hypothalamus: This is the part of the brain which contains the thermoregulatory centre. This acts


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