Diseases, Toxins & Pathogens That Disrupt Homeostasis


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Which of the following does NOT need to be regulated to maintain homeostasis?

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1. What is an autoimmune disease?

2. What is a toxin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of homeostasis disruptions. You should know things that don't need to be regulated to maintain homeostasis and be able to identify an example of a pathogen preventing homeostasis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Example of negative feedback mechanisms
  • Example of a pathogen that prevents homeostasis
  • Something that doesn't need to be regulated to maintain homeostasis
  • Toxin definition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson homeostasis disruptions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as toxin and autoimmune disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an example of negative feedback mechanisms

Additional Learning

Know all about homeostasis by reviewing the associated lesson titled, Diseases, Toxins & Pathogens That Disrupt Homeostasis. The following objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Review the different things that are affected by homeostasis
  • Explore how the body maintains homeostasis and how it is described as a balancing act
  • Learn about toxins that can affect homeostasis, such as smoking