Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (6):
the ability to keep the internal environment at a relatively stable state.
what are the two compartments of the internal environment
intracellular fluid (icf) and extracellular fluid (ecf)
Why is homeostasis not considered equilibrium?
Equilibrium implies that the variables being compared are identical. Homeostasis is keeping the variables relatively stable
What are the 3 basic components of a control system?
input signal, control center, output signal
What are the 7 steps of a reflex pathway
Stimulus, Sensor, Input Signal, integrating center, output signal, target, response.