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Homeostasis 2

Homeostasis 2

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Published by: Thalia Sanders on Nov 07, 2012
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Homeostasis
“Staying the same” or “steady state”
 
Having a stable internal environment
 
Homeostasis
Walter B Cannon coined the termHomeostasis in 1932.
Homeo
 – 
meaning
like
Not Homo
 – 
meaning
the same
Indicating a range of values rather than oneprecise fixed value
Homeostasis is derived from the greek words
Homeo– 
alike
Stasis” – 
always or staying
 
Negative feedback
Negative feedback occurs when the internalenvironment is altered and the brain helps toreturn the body back to steady state.
 – 
Examples
Internal home temperature regulation
Body temperature regulation
Blood glucose regulation

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