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- n. heat produced from within the body of a (warmblooded) animal as opposed to absorbed from the environment
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The vasoconstriction called gooseflesh meant his skin had begun sealing itself tighter to keep body heat in, stop blood flow to his periphery, where heat evaporated faster, and preserve it around his core organs.
The soul had somatic, as well as psychological, functions: the natural soul represented man's appetites and regu - lated his nutrition; the vital soul represented the pas - sions, especially anger, and regulated the body heat through the pneuma of the arteries; the rational soul accounted for thinking, feeling, and willing, receiving messages and imparting its commands via the nerves.
Tibetan Tantric Buddhists practice tummo yoga, a method to induce body heat coupled with sensations of bliss.
Jacob’s body heat seemed to radiate from every side — maybe because there was so much of him.