Describe mechanisms used by the body to regulate body temperature?
If you are hot, your body will sweat to lower the temperature.
If you are cold, your body will shiver (contract muscles) to raise your temperature.
Those are the main ways your body will try to regulate body temperature.
Warm-blooded animals (including humans) regulate their body temperature to stay around a certain temperature. In contrast, cold-blooded animals take on the temperature of their surroundings. Warm-blooded animals regulate their temperature by either losing OR gaining heat. There are certain mechanisms by which this can be done. For example, sweating helps rid extra heat made by muscles when exercising AND shivering helps produce heat when cold. If these mechanisms of regulating body temperature are overloaded and…
No, they cannot. Amphibians are cold-blooded and thus have no biological body temperature regulation. Their body temperature is dictated by their environment. They can regulate their body temperature to some degree by choosing their surroundings. For example, they can be warmer by being in the sun or cooler by being in the shade, etc.