Ch 22: Homeostasis & Health Maintenance

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find concise and easy-to-understand lessons on health maintenance and homeostasis that you can review on any smartphone, tablet or computer. Whether you are getting ready for an upcoming exam or building your professional skills, this chapter can help.

Homeostasis & Health Maintenance - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers a grouping of short lessons that throughly cover homeostasis and health maintenance. Study topics such as internal and external stimuli and homeostasis in plants, among others. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail reproduction, dynamic homeostasis and growth in organisms
  • Define external and internal stimuli and provide examples
  • Predict how organisms will respond to external stimuli
  • Outline homeostasis in plants and animals
  • Discuss the impact of viruses and microorganisms on homeostasis

Take your time as you complete this chapter, going back as many times as needed to fully understand these concepts. Along with each lesson, we've included a short quiz to assess your knowledge as you progress. If at any time you have questions, reach out to one of our experts through the Dashboard.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Homeostasis & Health Maintenance
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Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis in Organisms

1. Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis in Organisms

What makes something a living thing? In this lesson, you will refresh your knowledge of three important features of living things -- growth, reproduction, and homeostasis.

Internal & External Stimuli: Definition & Examples

2. Internal & External Stimuli: Definition & Examples

What are internal and external stimuli? Learn how the body uses messages from outside and inside of you to maintain perfect balance and keep you healthy and safe.

Predicting How Organisms Will Respond to External Stimuli

3. Predicting How Organisms Will Respond to External Stimuli

Reacting to stimuli is one of the requirements for something to be considered 'alive'. This lesson will explain what a stimulus is, and how an organism might react to some possible stimuli.

Homeostasis in Plants

4. Homeostasis in Plants

In this lesson, we'll discuss what homeostasis is and how plants achieve homeostasis. We'll also talk about how plants handle heat, water, and nutrients and how they respond to their environment.

Homeostasis in Animals

5. Homeostasis in Animals

What is homeostasis in animals? How does it work? Learn about the various factors that must be kept consistent inside animals and how that happens. When you are through, test your new knowledge with a short quiz!

The Impact of Viruses & Microorganisms on Homeostasis

6. The Impact of Viruses & Microorganisms on Homeostasis

Viruses and bacteria are so tiny that you can't even see them without a microscope. Even though they are extremely small, both can have a huge impact on how good or how bad you feel. Keep reading to find out more about how a bacteria can make the difference between having a bellyache or not!

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