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Post by littlepink08 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:54 am

How does an organism maintain homeostasis?

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Post by Jokkon » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:47 am

like a thermostat =D
everyone uses this analogy
ummm.. like when u body temperature rises ur body sweat blood vessels dilate..blah blah to decreases ur body temperature and when the temp gets too slow ur body negates it then over and over again.
hormones work the same too, too much hormones in ur blood, turn it off, too little? turn it bak on

i hope i am being helpful, and my answer is by no means a consise answer =D, because thats basically all i know
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Post by baikuza » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:58 am

i am agree with the analogous from Jokkon.
organism maintain its life by doing some things just to make a ballance inside the body.
somethings insine of organism are going to be bad, the body takes some way to solve the problem, to keep its at a good conditions. just to life.

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Post by param124 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:51 am

homeostasis is defined as the control of internal conditions at a optimum level...basically homeostasis will resist any changes that occur to the body through many ways...examples thru....hormones.....besides there is too much tooo talk abt homeostasis...its a wide topic..

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Post by February Beetle » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:18 pm

Would your blood having a pH buffer be a way of maintaining homeostasis?

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Post by mith » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:37 pm

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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:48 pm

There are many aspects of homeostasis. An organism has many mechanisms that allow it to resist change from it's enviroment.

Examples: sweat glands, pH buffers in the blood (thanks Feb Beetle), etc etc.

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