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Name: ______________________________Period: ___________Homeostasis: Reading W.S.KEY VOCABULARY-Homeostasis, negative feedback, positive feedback, hypothalamusWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWHomeostasis(Greek for “staying thesame”) is a process by which the bodymaintains a stable internal environment.Thehypothalamusis a part of the brainthat helps the body maintain homeostasis.It is located in the brain just above thebrain stem and is a group of neurons thatforms the primary link between the nervoussystem and the endocrine system. Thissmall part of the brain is responsible forregulating many key body processesincluding internal body temperature,hunger, thirst, blood pressure, and daily(circadian) rhythms.Most body systems maintain homeostasis byusing positive or negative feedback mechanisms. When the brain receives messages from the bodyabout an internal change in one of its systems, it works to restore the system to its normal state.
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Biology, Homeostasis, RNA, Blood sugar, Positive feedback, negative feedback mechanisms
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