That produces heat, especially by the metabolism of food

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  • calorigenic — kə|lȯrə|jenik, är , |kalərə̇ adjective Etymology: calori + genic : generating heat or energy the calorigenic action of carbohydrates …   Useful english dictionary

  • calorigenic — adj. [L. calor, heat; genere, to produce] Generating heat …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calorigenic — adj. relating to the production of calories …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calorigenic — ca·lor·i·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • calorigenic effect — obligatory thermogenesis …   Medical dictionary

  • action — 1. The performance of any of the vital functions, the manner of such performance, or the result of the same. 2. The exertion of any force or power, physical, chemical, or mental. [L. actio, from ago, pp. actus, to do] ball valve a. intermittent… …   Medical dictionary

  • drug — drug1 /drug/, n., v., drugged, drugging. n. 1. Pharm. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well being. 2. (in federal law) a. any substance… …   Universalium

  • Drug — /droog/, n. Zoroastrianism. the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood. Cf. Asha. [ < Avestan drauga] * * * I Any chemical agent that affects the function of living things. Some, including antibiotics, stimulants, tranquilizers,… …   Universalium

  • thermogenetic, thermogenic — 1. Relating to thermogenesis. SYN: thermogenous. 2. SYN: calorigenic (2) …   Medical dictionary

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