Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 42 - The Animal Body and Principles of Regulation - Figure 42.11 - Inquiry Question: 1

Answer

Muscle temperature stops warming after 2 minutes because a steady state is reached in which cooling, as by moving air, matches heating due to muscular work.

Work Step by Step

A leveling off, as in Fig. 42.11, usually means input and output are evenly matched. This idea could be seen by reviewing enzyme kinetics in earlier parts of the book.
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