Tag: Homeostasis

Introduction to Homeostasis

Introduction to Homeostasis Homeostasis is the term used for the body’s ability to maintain a constant internal environment. This condition is important for the proper functioning of the body because the enzymes that control all metabolic activity essential for life, are very sensitive to changes in their environment. This constant state must be maintained in…

Negative Feedback

Negative Feedback When a condition in the body changes from the norm, this information is sent to a control center.  Control centers then instructs effectors, such as glands and muscles, to send a response that reverses the change. This is known as negative feedback and is process by which homeostasis takes place. Diagram above showing…

Temperature Regulation

Temperature Regulation The skin is the largest organ of the human body and covers the entire body. The skin contains many layers that aid in various processes, one such process is temperature regulation. Temperature regulation of the body is a form of homeostasis where a constant internal environment is maintained despite external factors. Many times…