Homeostasis and Digestive System

Mr.Strawser's class by Adam Seffari

Homeostasis is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant-Google

Without Homeostasis we would die instantly because we would have no way to maintain our temperature in a hot or cold area.

The endocrine system keeps this internal balancing act going by releasing chemicals called hormones. The release of the hormones is controlled by negative feedback mechanisms.-Google

How the Digestive system works with other systems.Credit to http://faculty.southwest.tn.edu/rburkett/interactions_of_the_digestive_system.htm

Facts about homeostasis and

The concept of homeostasis is widely used, in physiology and psychology, to identify what seems to be a general attribute of living organisms: the tendency to maintain and restore certain steady states or conditions of the organism. An obvious example is that of body temperature, which in the human tends to fluctuate only in a narrow range about the value 98.6° F. When the temperature rises above the normal range, corrective reflexes (perspiration, reduced metabolism, etc.) go into action to restore the steady state. Persistent deviation may initiate other actions (moving into the shade, plunging into water, etc.). If body temperature drops, other corrective actions are observed.-encyclopedia.The digestive system has two main functions: to convert food into nutrients your body needs, and to rid the body of waste. To do its job, the system requires the cooperation of a number of different organs throughout the body, including the mouth, stomach, intestines, liver and gallbladder.Live science
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