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Thread: Shivering/control of body temperature

  1. #1 Shivering/control of body temperature 
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    When body temperature drops lower than the norm, nerve impulses are sent from the brain to vital organs to increase metabolic activity. Is this increased metabolic activity the same as shivering (as this definitely occurs) or are they two separate things? I thought that shivering was the reflex of muscles around vital organs rather than the organs themselves. If they are different, what exactly is the increased metabolic activity of the vital organs?

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