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Sherre M Cooper06/15/2016SC121: Human Anatomy and Physiology 1Unit 8 AssignmentProfessor: Maryjoyce Rotella
The biological definition of homeostasis is “the tendency of an organism or cell toregulate its internal environment and maintain equilibrium, usually by a system offeedback controls, so as to stabilize health and functioning”. Generally, the body is inhomeostasis when its needs are met and its functioning properly.Every organ in the body contributes to homeostasis. A complex set of chemical,thermal, and neural factors interact in complex ways, both helping and hindering thebody while it works to maintain homeostasis.To maintain homeostasis, communication within the body is essential. The image below is anexample of how a homeostatic control system works. Here is a brief explanation: Stimulus,Receptor, Input the information that travels along the afferent pathway, output is the informationsent form the control center traveling down the efferent pathway to the effector and the