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appetite

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A complex phenomenon, not to be confused with hunger, that in humans is the comparatively pleasant, though at times compelling, anticipation of certain foods. In other animals, appetite is...

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Barr body

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The condensed single X chromosome seen in the nuclei of somatic cells of female mammals. See Chronology, 1949, Barr and Bertram; dosage compensation, drumstick, late replicating X...

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distress

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A state of motivation relating to stress that the animal is unable to cope with. An animal may be in distress as a result of physical environmental factors, such as excessive cold or heat,...

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instrumental conditioning

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Conditioning in which the response achieves some end, such as obtaining a tangible reward or escaping punishment. It is often used as a synonym for operant conditioning, but some...

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leisure

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Activities are those that disappear from an animal's repertoire when demands upon the animal's time are very severe. An animal normally spends a certain amount of time each day feeding,...

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merocrine gland

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A gland whose secretions contain little or no solid material contributed by the disintegration of cells of the gland itself. Compare apocrine gland.

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respiratory tree

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In Holothuroidea, an internal respiratory apparatus, consisting of a short tube extending from the hind gut which divides into two longer tubes with numerous, complexly ramifying branches.

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rhythm

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Any sequence of regularly recurring functions or events, such as certain physiological processes (e.g. see circadian rhythm). Locomotory movements may also have a rhythm as in the regular...

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social relationship

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

An interaction between individuals that affects every participant. Social relationships include the interactions, which bind people together into sports teams and groups.

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