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Anatomy/Phys Question


I know this may seem simple enough, but my brain is becoming fried with Micro and Anatomy.

What factors can directly increase thermogenesis?

What factors can directly decrease thermogenesis?

Any help would be appreciated!!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

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We are happy to help with homework but we will not do it for you. What do you think and we will go from there.

I don't want to sound like an idiot, but this is what I can recall/think of from lecture and reading. (This is a final exam self-review that I am working on)

Increased thermogenesis:

increase in basal metabolism, muscle activity (shivering, exercise, etc), an increase in thyroxine and epi levels and an increase in temperature

Decreased thermogenesis:

decrease in basal metabolism, physical inactivity, radiation, conduction, convection, evaporation, decrease in temperature, decrease in thyroxine and epi levels

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 9 years experience.

Sounds like you have a very thorough list. What do you think you're missing?

I honestly have no clue, I just feel like I am.

I am normally not this paranoid, but this professor is a real piece of work.