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What is homeostasis?

Asked by EchozEn107 (34points) June 16th, 2011

What is homeostasis?

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Homeostasis is where an organism or system regulates its internal environment to maintain a stable, constant condition. In living organisms this is a complex process… since thousands of variables have to be simultaneuosly maintained to achieve homeostasis.

Examples, the human body tries to maintain a stable blood glucose level despite changing environmental factors such as altering work levels, altering food intake levels and types i.e. fats, protiens, carbohydrates etc…

As the body completes physical work it must also regulate body temperature… I could write complete textbooks on what it takes to maintain homeostatsis….

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Paul's avatar

@johnfurr basically nailed it, I’m currently studying in Biology and am finding it quite fascinating how much goes on in our body behind the scenes.

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