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acclimation

acclimation  

A response by an animal that enables it to tolerate a change in a single factor (e.g. temperature) in its environment. The term is applied most commonly to animals used in laboratory experiments and ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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A reversible physiological adaptation to environmental changes, e.g. a change of altitude or climate. See also altitude acclimatization, heat acclimatization...

acclimatization

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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The process by which animals (including humans) and plants adjust to changes in their environment. Such alterations may be the

adaptation

adaptation  

1 (in evolution) Any change in the structure or functioning of successive generations of a population that makes it better suited to its environment. Natural selection of heritable adaptations ...
adaptation

adaptation  

1 The process by which a body responds positively over a period of time to the effects of exercise so that he or she can cope with higher workloads. In a well-designed training programme, it is ...
expedition-type endurance

expedition-type endurance  

A special type of endurance that enables participants to successfully complete demanding expedition-type events (long duration, ultra-long distance activities). In addition to aerobic fitness, ...
tolerance

tolerance  

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1 In instrumentation, the limit of allowable error.2 In immunology, ability to accept antigenic stimuli without adverse reaction.3 In pharmacology and therapeutics, the increasing dose of a drug ...

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