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Insulation

Insulation

1. The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation.

2. (Science: physics) The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity or of heat; also, the state of a body so separated.


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Re: BMR of Rat is higher than an an Elephant

... and keep warm, it needs to rev up its metabolic rate to compensate for that heat loss. of course there are other things involved (like type of insulation such as fat, fur type and length, whether they are of another groups like birds, or lizards, etc). but in general this SA:V and MSMR hold ...

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by pathologicalliar
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:44 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMR of Rat is higher than an an Elephant
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... and thus it is essential that we have means to keep us warm when it is cold. For us humans, clothes serve as the most important way of thermal insulation, and for many land mammals the primary insulator is the fur. However, when you look at the marine mammals you can definitely see the importance ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

Well, adipose tissue is known to act as a thermal insulator. 1) Why do body organs need thermal insulation? 2) How does adipose tissue provide it? Is it a property of fat stores or something? Thanks!

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by Adz795
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:29 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
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Re:

... membrane. There are plenty enzymes, it's not just a "school wall" Well, I don't know about your schools, but mine have pipes, wires, insulation, etc. within external walls, as well as external pipes and drainage gutters, antennas, balconies, windows, etc. So, I don't really see where ...

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by mamoru
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:31 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: protoplasm
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neurology

... in electrochemical gradients (conductivity) sends charges down the axon, which is conserved by the myelination. However, if you have too much insulation on the axon, the charge may have trouble going down (resistance).

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by chachi
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: neurology
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