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Postby Nabz23 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:28 pm

What are some connections between the kidney, immune system, endocrine system and nervous system with respect to homeostasis?

I need to know this asap some valid points i've been trying but cant like make the connection of those 4

so please and thank you
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Postby Julie5 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:48 am

Just taking a stab here, but wouldn't fever fit the bill, by involving all those factors? Immune system to fight disease, raising temperature, which is perceived by the nervous system, and then sweating to cool the body which obviously affects osmoregulation, hence the kidneyes and endocrine (ADH - forgotten the hormone, sorry - Anti-diuretic hormone??)(sorry, will go and look up my son's school biology book - the things one forgets in the years one doesn't study....!)

Otherwise, outside of any pathological condition like infection/fever, it's really just osmoregulation to control the level of fluids/salinity, isn't it? Which is controlled by kidneys, endocrine and nervous systems (hypothalamus, I think, which controls whether we feel thirsty). Not sure how/why immune system would be involved though.
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