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To start off this discussion, I will explore how both negative andpositive feedback loops help the body to maintain homeostasis.Homeostasis is “the tendency of biological systems to maintain relativelyconstant conditions in the internal environment while continuouslyinteracting with and adjusting to changes originating within or outside thesystem” (Lumen Learning & OpenStax, n.d., para 2).It is the process bywhich internal variables are kept at optimal levels to maintain anenvironment suitable for normal function.When a stimulus changes one ofthese internal variables, a message is sent to the affected body system,triggering a response by the body, as part of its ability to maintainhomeostasis.Homeostasis within the body is normally maintained with the help ofsomething called feedback loops.Feedback loops can be either positive ornegative and they are what control the body’s internal conditions.A“feedback loop is defined as a system used to control the level of a variable

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Cybernetics, Positive feedback, Lumen Learning

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