Homeostasis and System Interactions
Sam Provenzano 6th Period
What is this weird looking word mean?
"Homeostasis or homoeostasis is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant. Examples of homeostasis include the regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH)."
What does the blood have in it?
While deoxygenated blood carries waste and carbon dioxide. This blood is pumped into the right atrium to the right ventricle to the lungs.
"The skeletal system makes up the framework of the body and allows us to move when our muscles contract. It stores minerals (e.g. calcium, phosphorous) and releases them into the body when they are needed. The skeletal system also protects internal organs and produces blood cells."
How does what you eat affect you?
"Other studies have suggested that long-term consumption of a high fat diet is associated with weight gain, heart disease and declines in cognitive function. But new research shows how indulging in fatty foods over the course of a few days can affect the brain and body long before the extra pounds show up."
One effect of eating fatty foods is your short term memory is not as sharp as it would have normally been if you had been eating a healthier diet.
-New York Times
Salty foods work on your kidneys making them hold more water. This extra water puts a strain on your kidneys, arteries, heart, & brain causing your blood pressure to rise.
-blood pressure uk