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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However, the new study found that natural selection was able to quickly adapt animals' metabolisms irrespective of body temperature - this was true for over 90% of ancestral mammals including bats, carnivorous, hedgehogs, marsupials, primates, rabbits, rodents, and even-toad ungulates.
It may seem a bit counterintuitive, he acknowledged, given that it essentially involves exposing the skin to a certain amount of heat to trigger a drop in body temperature.
The first part included six items on patient-related risk factors for undesired hypothermia, age, body mass index (BMI), chronic diseases, ASA level, systolic blood pressure, and preoperative body temperature. The second part included 12 items on surgery-related risk factors for undesired hypothermia, application of premedication, type of anesthesia, type of surgery, duration of surgery, temperature of the operating room, amount of fluid given in the operating room, application and amount of blood transfusion, heating method used intraoperatively,
He commented: "the lower body temperature during sleep might provide a fascinating explanation into how shift work, jet lag or sleep disorders cause increased inflammatory disease"
Put together, the observations serve as "compelling evidence" that bubble-blowing is used, at least in part, to regulate body temperature, said Andrade.
As a result your muscles contract and expand in speedy bursts, while your jaw muscles might begin to cause your teeth to chatter, in a bid to produce heat, which helps to raise body temperature.
Although, Digital thermometers hold the major percentage share in the total body temperature monitoring devices, Infrared thermometer is projected to display a faster growth in the future owing to increasing technological advancements coupled with efforts by the governments and hospitals.
The team conducted tests on mice to compare immune response to rhinovirus (RV) when cells were subjected to temperature ranges of 37 degrees Celsius or the human body temperature and 33 degrees Celsius, which is somewhat cooler.
Body temperature readings can be a useful diagnostic tool for identifying the presence of subclinical disease.
Using a dropper and ear drops that have been warmed to body temperature, squeeze the bulb and let the drops fall into the centre of their ear.
The body temperature of lizards is a reflection of their overall ecology including use of habitat, foraging tactics, nutritional state, and times of activity.