class Notes from Durbands Lectures

class Notes from Durbands Lectures - Human...

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Human Variation- Homeostasis - when the body is at perfect equilibrium Stress - anything that knocks the body out of equilibrium Acclimatization - typically a short-term reaction to a stress Cultural adaptation - when we use some kind of a tool to deal with some type of stress in the environment Physical adaptation - something that your bodies does to react to a stress Adaptation - a response to a stress Temperature Stress- When dealing with temperature; a naked human in a room between 78-80 F is at homeostasis. If the temperature is above then the body will go into heat stress If the temperature is below then the body will go into cold stress Heat always goes from a warmer area to a colder area, if the air around us is warmer then we will lose heat slower. Cold - -shivers- body involuntary contracting muscles to conduct some heat o works best a low levels of cold - Vasoconstriction- constriction of the veins near the surface of the skin, the body does this to keep warmth in the core of the body and lose little excess heat to the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 2300 taught by Professor Durband during the Fall '07 term at Texas Tech.

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