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Introduction: Hibernation

Description of Hibernation

Hibernation: state of physical and metabolic dormancy exhibited by some warm blooded animals at seasonal intervals, characterized by lowered heart rate and body temperature (which fluctuates with the ambient), and nutritionally driven by stored body fat.
Source: CRISP

Hibernation: The dormant state in which some animal species pass the winter. It is characterized by narcosis and by sharp reduction in body temperature and metabolic activity and by a depression of vital signs. It is a natural physiological process in many warm-blooded animals.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Hibernation

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Hibernation

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