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organization of the body

Somatotype it is used to describe a particular category of body build or physique
Ectomorph thin, fragile physique characterized by little body fat accumulation.
Mesomorph Muscular physique
Endomorph Heavy rounded physique characterized by large accumulations of fat in the trunk and thighs
homeostasis used to describe the relatively constant states maintained by the body; internal environment along body cells remain constant.
sensor mechanism specific sensors detect and react to any changes from normal.
Integrating information is analyzed and integrated; if needed, a specific action is then initiated.
Effector mechanism effectors directly influence controlled physiological variables
atrophy term to describe the wasting effects of advancing age
feedback process of info about a variable constantly flowing back from the sensor to the integrator.
Extrinsic control regulation from organ to organ
intracellular control regulation within cells; genes or enzymes
Intrinsic control regulation within tissues or organs
Created by: MSeise