Study Questions for the Final Exam
A central theme in this course has been homeostasis. What is homeostasis and why is it so important? By what general mechanisms is homostasis regulated? Go through each organ system ... of each sensory structure and how does each work to interpret a ...
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Still, I want to emphasize how much organ systems work together, in concert, to maintain the homeostasis (and rheostasis ... vibrations move the hair-like protrusions on the surface of sensory cells in the cochlea. Those cells send electrical impulses ...
Your one minute guide to the endocrine system
We can help… The endrocrine system’s primary aim is to maintain a stable and balanced internal environment, known as homeostasis. It does this by regulating bodily functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. It works through a series ...
Chicken head cams and the vestibular sensory system
Sorry to disappoint the science-phobes out there, but this Caturday morning video smile actually does relate to science in a vague ... This video was part of a research project into the vestibular sensory system of owls, conducted by NASA.
Homeostasis balances conditions
In other words, homeostasis is the act of maintaining the internal environment of an organism’s body to achieve optimal function. But why is this state important at all for the functioning of the organism, and how exactly does it work? The answer to the ...