Homeostasis

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                Homeostasis A state of balance  A state of balance  in the body in the body   Whoa Whoa Notes Notes
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Definition of Homeostasis homeo = same; stasis = standing Homeostasis is the term we use to describe the constant state of the internal environment. Homeostasis is a state of balance in the body. The processes and activities that help to maintain homeostasis are referred to as homeostatic mechanisms.
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Introduction You are exposed to ever changing environmental conditions. For example, you may walk out of an air conditioned room into the hot summer sun. However the cells in your body work best when their surroundings are kept constant. Your body has many mechanisms that keep the cells surroundings constant even though your external environment is changing. This is homeostasis. Homeostasis is very important because when it fails you become ill and may die.
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Maintaining Homeostasis Chemistry is the reason why we must maintain homeostasis. Biochemical processes (the
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