Homeostasis: Definition & Level of Organization

by Thad Wilson, PhD

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    The lecture Homeostasis: Definition & Level of Organization by Thad Wilson, PhD is from the course Physiology – Introduction & Central Principles.

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    1. A regulated process by which a biological system maintains a dynamic but relatively consistent internal condition in the face of both internal or external pressures
    2. The body’s internal milieu
    3. The ability to regulate body fluids
    4. The control system for blood pressure
    5. A static situation in the body
    1. Oxygen, blood pressure, glucose, pH, body temperature
    2. Urinary output, liver functions, digestion
    3. Blood flow in the muscles
    4. Respiratory rate
    5. Amount of red cells
    1. A state maintained within a close range of values
    2. A state that may change widely but spontaneously returns to baseline
    3. A state that is fixed on one value
    4. A situation that can be safely manipulated
    5. A state that cannot be manipulated
    1. Changes in metabolism
    2. Increasing water intake
    3. A salt load
    4. A sugar load
    5. Exposure to the sun
    1. The cell
    2. Molecules
    3. Atoms
    4. Organs
    5. The whole body
    1. The feedback mechanism
    2. Receptor binding
    3. Signal molecules
    4. Hormones
    5. Neuromodulators

    Author of lecture Homeostasis: Definition & Level of Organization

     Thad Wilson, PhD

    Thad Wilson, PhD

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