What Is Homeostasis? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following variables do our bodies regulate:

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1. Which of the following is a good definition of homeostasis?

2. Homeostasis is maintained through control systems. A control system consists of a __________ that monitors the value of a physiological variable, a __________ that compares the value of the variable to the desired value or __________, and an __________ that implements the compensatory changes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Homeostasis is an important concept in the functioning of human anatomy, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of how it works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and functioning of:

  • Regulated variables
  • Homeostasis
  • Control systems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define homeostasis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the functioning of bodily control systems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding regulated variables

Additional Learning

To learn more about homeostasis, review the accompanying lesson, What is Homeostasis? - Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define homeostasis
  • Explain set point
  • Familiarize yourself with the components of homeostasis functioning
  • Understand how disease constitutes a failure of homeostasis