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By Lauralee Sherwood

ISBN-10: 0840068654

ISBN-13: 9780840068651

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HO M EO S TA S I S A N D I N T EG RAT I O N : T HE F O U N DAT I O NS O F P H YS IO LO GY sults in a drop in blood pressure, triggering negativefeedback systems that retain fluid in the body in an attempt to increase blood pressure (more fluid in blood vessels increases pressure). However, more fluid increases stress on the heart, weakening it further, dropping pressure again, and so the cycle continues until the heart fails completely. Nevertheless, positive feedback is often very useful. Examples include neuron action potentials, lactation, blood clotting, bile release, many mating behaviors and orgasms, ovulation, and some reactions of immune systems are all positive feedback.

When a homeostatic disruption becomes so severe that it is no longer compatible with survival, death results. An example is that of congestive heart failure, mentioned earlier. 6 Describe how reset and positive-feedback systems create useful change. 7 Organization of Regulatory and Organ Systems Control of an animal’s functions is often—erroneously— portrayed as a centralized command system with the brain and endocrine systems regulating everything. In fact, such a design would be needlessly cumbersome and slow because every tiny response needed by each cell or tissue for homeostasis would require these events: a signal to a central command organ; a decision; a return signal; and finally a local response.

3 Levels of Organization in Organisms One triumph of scientific study in the 19th century was the development of the cell theory of life. Regardless of the difficulties in defining “life,” the foundation of all functions of life, and thus of all living organisms, is the cell—the smallest unit capable of carrying out the processes associated with life on Earth. A cell consists of an outer barrier called a membrane and an internal (semigelatinous) fluid called the cytosol, which contains water, salts, small organic molecules, and macromolecules.

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