homeostasis? Describe, explain, and offer three examples of this process.
Homeostasis is the state of balance your body needs to be in. Examples of Homeostasis: Sweating in order to cool down your body temperature and keep it at a normal temperature, the pancreas releasing insulin to break down sugars when your blood sugar level is too high, and shivering in order to warm your body up.
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Homeostasis is the state of steady physical, internal, and chemical conditions maintained by living systems. Homeostasis is the condition of optimal functioning for you and includes many variables, such as fluid balance and body temperature, being kept within certain pre-set limits.
Biological processes include cell division, growth, and differentiation. Cell division produces new cells to replace those lost, Growth means making copies of yourself, and Differentiation is the process by which cells become specialized for their locations in an organism.
Some examples of this are Skin cells, which must be able to divide and not lose their identity to allow for repair after injury.
The system that maintains healthy blood pressure is another example of homeostasis. The body responds to changes in blood pressure by sending signals to the brain. The brain then interprets the signals and sends instructions to the heart to either speed up if blood pressure is too low or slow down if blood pressure is too high.
Another example is water levels in the body. Although more than half of the body’s weight is water weight, the cells of the body must have a balance of water within them. Cells that have too much water can bloat and even rupture while cells with too little water will shrink. When you are thirsty and intake water, this water is distributed to the cells that need it.
Chemical processes include oxidation-reduction reactions, hydrolysis, and acid-base chemistry.