Homeostasis in the Human Body


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Which of the following best describes homeostasis?

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1. Communication within your body is needed for homeostasis. Which system(s) provides this communication?

2. This mechanism is in play when the original state is restored due to a response that opposes that change.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools will test your understanding of the significance of homeostasis of the human body. You will need to be familiar with the body systems that must communicate in order for homeostasis to occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will review:

  • Definition of homeostasis
  • Body's center that controls temperature
  • Mechanism at work when the body's original state is restored
  • Disease related to the body's inability to regulate glucose level as a result of homeostasis break down

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on homeostasis
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of homeostasis to maintain the body
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding communication of the body's systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about control of body temperature

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the accompanying lesson called Homeostasis in the Human Body. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define homeostasis
  • Discuss communication between the body's systems
  • Detail the body's ability to restore back to its original state
  • Explain regulation of body temperature
  • Review blood glucose levels in the body