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1
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what is homeostasis

A

maintenance of a constant internal environment in order to maintain optimum conditions for enzyme and cellular function

2
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give examples of conditions maintained by homeostasis in the body

A

blood glucose concentration

body temperature

water levels

3
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What two types of responses are used in body’s control systems

A

nervous and chemical

4
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what 3 components do all control systems have

A

receptors

coordination centres

effectors

5
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function of a receptor

A

detect changes in the environment (stimuli)

6
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function of a coordination centre

A

obtain and process information from receptors

7
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function of an effector

A

bring about responses to stimuli