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Module 1, Unit 6 - Homeostasis Assignment

Module 1, Unit 6 - Homeostasis Assignment - 1 Define...

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1. Define homeostasis. - The ability of an organism to maintain constant body temperature, fluid balance and chemistry in a changing exterior environment. 2. Give an example of dynamic equilibrium. - An example of dynamic equilibrium is a heating system in a typical Canadian home which is generally a furnace that is run by a thermostat. Thermostats are set to certain temperatures. When the temperature in the house is below the set temperature, the furnace will turn on, and when it is above the set temperature, it will turn off. 3. At what levels of our biological organization is homeostasis happening? - Homeostasis is happening at all levels of our biological organization. 4. Give an example of an imbalance in human body homeostasis that can have severe repercussions or effect. - An example of an imbalance in human body homeostasis that can have severe repercussions is hypothermia, which is when an organism’s temperature drops below a required for normal metabolism and bodily functions.
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