Basics of Homeostasis
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What is homeostasis?
-Maintenance of relatively stable internal conditions despite continuous changes in environment
-A dynamic state of equilibrium
-Maintained by contributions of all organ systems
What are the two main organs systems that maintain homeostasis?
-Endocrine and Nervous System
What do cells depend on to stay alive and function properly?
What is the function of the organ systems?
-Each organ system contributes to the homeostasis of other organ systems and to the entire organism
What are homeostatic controls?
-Involved in the continuous monitoring and regulation of all factors that can change
Why is communication necessary with the homeostatic controls?
-Necessary for monitoring and regulation
How does the endocrine and the nervous system communicate?
-Nerve impulses and hormones
What is the function of the homeostatic controls?
-Maintain the internal conditions of an environment by limiting the fluctuations
What are the three elements of homeostatic control?
-Control center (integration center)
What are the functions of the receptors in the homeostatic control system?
-Monitors the environment
-Responds to stimuli
What are the functions of the control center in the homeostatic control system?
-Determines set point at which variable is maintained
-Receives input from receptor
-Determines appropriate response
What are the functions of the effectors in the homeostatic control system?
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