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Why We Feel Less Thirsty in the Cold
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Frostbite and hypothermia are not the only health hazards associated with frigidly cold temperatures. Cold weather studies at the University of New Hampshire show increased risk for dehydration, a condition more commonly associated with hot weather.

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Active Reading Questions

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    The primary organ associated with water regulation and solute concentrations in animals is (are) the __________.
    a) brain
    b) lungs
    c) kidneys
    d) pancreas
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    Humans have a constant body temperature that is maintained through physiological and behavioral changes. The ability to use heat from metabolism to maintain a constant temperature means that humans are _______________.
    a) endotherms
    b) ectotherms
    c) ploikilotherms
    d) conductotherms
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    According to the article, why are humans likely to become dehydrated during cold weather?
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