Flashcards in Homeostasis Deck (14):
Homeostasis is keeping a constant internal environment.
What is the human body temperature?
The human body temperature is 37° c.
Explain why homeo means?
Homeo means the same.
Stasis means balance.
What are the four things that the body regulates?
The four things that the body regulates are:
1). Water Levels
What does the pancreas do?
The pancreas monitors and controls glucose levels in the blood.
What are the four functions of the kidney's?
The four functions of the kidney's are:
1). Regulation of water levels in the blood
2). Reabsorption of useful substances into the blood
3). Adjustment of the levels of salts and ions in the blood
4) Excretion of urea and other metabolic wastes.
What does dialysis fluid contain?
Dialysis fluid contains:
- a glucose concentration similar to a normal level in the blood
- A concentration of ions similar to that found in normal blood plasma
- no urea
What are the advantages of having a dialysis?
The good things about having a dialysis are:
1). Saves lives
2). Removes urea from the blood
3). No overall change in glucose
4) Corrects an imbalance in ions
What are the disadvantages of having a dialysis?
The disadvantages of having a dialysis are:
1). It is highly specialised and expensive equipment
2).The patient needs to be connected 2-3 times per week.
3). It takes 4-6 hours per session.
What are the good things about having a kidney transplant?
The good things about having a kidney transplant are:
1). It does not require regular dialysis
2). It increases life expectancy
3). There are fewer diet restrictions.
4). You may feel healthier.
What are the bad things about having a kidney transplant?
The bad things about having a kidney transplant are:
1). You need to have major surgery.
2). You have to wait for a donor
3). Your body may reject the kidney
4). You have to take immunosuppressant drugs for the rest of your life.
What are the four reflexes?
The four reflexes are: