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Monahan:Ch. One

Homeostasis

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Give an example of a negative homeostatic mechanism/loop. body temp, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood sugar concentration, water concentration, etc.
Give an example of a positive homeostatic mechanism/loop. labor pains or blood clotting
What is the purpose of a negative homeostatic mechanism/loop? To bring your body BACK to its original setting
What is the purpose of a positive homeostatic mechanism/loop? To take the body FARTHER from its original setting
What are the three components of a feedback (homeostatic) loop? sensor, control center, and effector
Give an example of an effector. any type of muscle (skeletal, cardiac, or smooth) and any type of gland
Created by: smonahan