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WVSOM Class of 2012 Homeostasis

what is homeostatis? Maintenance of steady states in the body by coordinated physiological mechanisms
what is plasma osmolality? concentration of the body fluids
what is the error signal in a negative feedback system? the difference between the set point and the signal from the sensor
where are baroreceptors found in the body? Baroreceptors are in the aorta and the coronary sinuses
which kinds of systems can respond in anticipation of a disturbance? feedforward system
control of movement uses which system(s)? feedforward and feedback
During exercise, sweating results in loss of body water, causing an increase in salt concentration of body fluids. This leads to the kidneys reducing secretion of water. This is an example of what? negative feedback
loss of the baroreflex will result in what? neurocardiogenic syncope
give an example of positive feedback: LH surge during mentsrual cycle
Created by: mhassan