Homeostasis is the response to changing conditions that keeps the body in a stable state. Nerves ensure that temperature remains steady whilst hormones keep blood sugar at the correct concentration.
What is the name for an environmental change that an organism can detect?
What name is used to describe the maintenance of body factors, such as blood glucose and temperature, at a constant level?
Which of the following are affected by both an increase and a decrease in body temperature away from the set point?
Which part of the body contains the temperature-monitoring centre?
How does the brain communicate with sweat glands in the skin?
What response is made by the body to stop its temperature decreasing?
What effect does vasoconstriction have on how much heat is lost from the body?
Heat loss is decreased
Heat loss is increased
There is no change in heat loss
Where in the body can excess glucose be stored?
What is the effect of the hormone insulin on the body?
Decreases the concentration of glucose in the blood
Decreases the concentration of glucose stored in liver cells
Increases the concentration of glucose in the blood
What happens to the rate of movement of a woodlouse as it moves into a more humid environment?
Does not change