Homeostasis Madison Chicovsky - Homeostasis Our textbook...

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Homeostasis Our textbook defines Homeostasis as “A state of being utilizing physiological process that monitor and maintain a stable environment.” The best way to describe homeostasis outside of the body is to relate it to a common home thermostat. A homes thermostat is set to an ideal temperature and maintained by a monitor. If the monitor reads that it is too hot or too cold, it adjusts accordingly to heat up or cool down the house to maintain the ideal temperature. The human body reacts similarly. If the body temperature rises above normal, the brain, much like the monitor of the home thermostat, sends signals to the peripheral blood vessels to dilate and sweat glands to secrete. Subsequently, body heat is lost to its surroundings by radiation and evaporation and the body temperature drops to a normal temperature.
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  • Fall '16
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  • Physiology, ideal temperature, home thermostat

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