PHYSIOLOGY - Homeostasis

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Physiologynormal functioning of an organism's components, chemical and physical process
What is considered the internal environment?ECF
Law of mass balancebody substance remain constant, any gain must be offset by an equal loss ex. peeing
Body compartments are in what state?dynamic steady state / disequilibrium
What are the two control systems of the body that regulate homeostasislocal and reflex
Local controlRestricted to tissues/cells involved. Active cells notice issue (Reduced O2), sends local signals, problem is resolved (O2 restored)
Reflex controlAny long pathway using nervour &or endocrine system. 1. Response loop // 2. Feedback loop
Response loop in reflex controlstimulus, sensor, input signal, integrated center, output target, response
Feedback loop in reflex controlmodulates response loop, feeds back to influence input
Negative feedback loopbrings you closer to the target set point
Positive feedback loopamplifying and moving away from target set point; not homeostatic; requires intervention to cease response
Feedforward controlphysiological changes before event occurrences ex. salivary response
SetpointsRange of any given variable before change effected genetics or climatization
Biorythmsvariables change predictabily; repeats cycles of change (ex. body temperature, circadian rhythm); anticipatory response (fertile in other animals)

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