What are warm and cold blooded animals in scientific terms?

Asked by minmural | 2nd Oct, 2008, 07:25: PM

Expert Answer:

Warm blooded animals maintain a relatively constant and warm body temperature independent of environmental temperature. They are also called homeothermic or endothermic animals. Warm-blooded animals maintain thermal homeostasis; that is, they keep their body temperature at a constant level.

Cold blooded animals have a body temperature that rises or falls with the temperature of the surrounding environment. They are also called ectothermic animals.

 

 

Answered by  | 2nd Oct, 2008, 08:01: PM

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