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Homeostasis Disorders

Postby Quell » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:51 pm

Hello.
I am looking for some homeostasis disorders, if you know a list of them, or just a few, can you please post them here.
Thx alot.
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Postby pdavis68 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:05 pm

There are a variety of homeostasis disorders because there are various aspects of homeostasis. For example, disorders of the hypothalamus can cause problems with body temperature regulation.

Kidney disorders or diabetic ketoacidosis (or poisoning from say anti-freeze) can cause metabolic acidosis where the body becomes acidic is a form of homeostasis disorder.

Dehydration (among other things) can cause electrolyte imbalances which is another form of homeostasis.

Anything that affects glucose levels or carbod dioxide levels would also be a form of homeostasis disorder.

Homeostasis disorder is a very wide-ranging topic because there are so many aspects to homeostasis in humans.

I mean, even a flu, that causes a temperature, to some degree might be thought of as a homeostasis disorder, though maybe not since the body raises the temperature as a defense mechanism, so it's not really a disorder of the body, but proper functioning.

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