Flashcards in Homeostasis And Metabolism Deck (13):
overall steady state within the organism
includes all body fluids outside the cells (blood plasma, lymph, fluid between cells in tissue)
contained inside the cells
method for maintaining homeostasis, a controlled system based on information returning to a source.
negative feedback loop
sensor, control center, effector
gathers information about a given body condition
compares the sensor inputs with the set point and sends a corrective signal if necessary
responds to the signal
a hormone produced by the pancreas that acts as a signal traveling through the bloodstream to effector cells
made up of life-sustaining reactions that occur within the body systems
a type of activity of metabolism where complex substances are broken down into simpler compounds
adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
energy obtained by catabolism nutrients used to form a compound called "Energy currency"