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Synonyms for heterothermic

of animals except birds and mammals

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Supplementation with resveratrol reduced the animals' seasonal weight gain by decreasing calorie intake by 13%, inhibiting the depth of daily torpor, and increasing resting metabolic rate by 29%.
Lab experiments conducted in the past has suggested that some mammals could reduce their energy use by more than 90 percent with hibernation, and 30 percent with daily torpor.
Along with that came the sleepless nights of anxiety, and the soul-destroying daily torpor of vainly looking for work, enduring the bleak horrors of the dole office and, later, trying to fill the empty daytime hours with - yes, I admit it - the solace of fags and the inane fug of comforting afternoon TV.
Daily torpor in a free-ranging goat-sucker, the Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nutrallii).
Hibernation versus daily torpor in mammals and birds: physiological variables and classification of torpor patterns.