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Homeostasis & the Human Body - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will provide you with an in-depth overview of homeostasis in the human body. You'll examine how the body regulates temperature and what happens when the body is not in balance. Specifically, you'll explore:
- An explanation of homeostasis
- What homeostasis looks like in the body
- Examples of homeostatic imbalance
- Temperature regulation and homeostasis in the human body
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1. What Is Homeostasis? - Definition & Examples
Homeostasis can be defined as a property of an organism or system that helps it maintain its parameters within a normal range of values. It is key to life, and failures in homeostasis can lead to diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
2. Homeostasis in the Human Body
Homeostasis is the term we use to describe the reasonably stable internal environment of your body. Learn how parts of your body communicate with each other to maintain this state of homeostasis, and how negative feedback loops work.
3. Homeostatic Imbalance: Definition & Examples
Homeostatic imbalance can be a sign of serious disease or disorder and finding a solution can be complicated or impossible. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define homeostatic imbalance and explore some examples of how it presents itself in the real world.
4. Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans
Do you wonder how your body is able to maintain a consistent temperature? Have you ever questioned why you get goosebumps when you're cold? This lesson will introduce you to homeostasis and answer your questions about body temperature regulation and reactions, like goosebumps.
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