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1

Define homeostasis

The regulation of internal conditions of a cell or organism to maintain optimum conditions for function (in response to internal and external changes)

2

What is the role of automatic control systems?

They make sure that internal conditions of the body stay as constant as possible

3

What two systems work together to keep the internal environment at an optimum?

- The nervous system
- The Hormonal/ Chemical messaging system

4

What are the three internal conditions maintained by Homeostasis?

- Body Temperature
- Blood glucose concentration
- Water content of the body

5

Why is Homeostasis important?

Because it maintains the body's conditions at an optimum for enzyme action and all cell function