13.1 - The principles of feedback mechanisms

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  • Created on: 09-05-11 11:49

The control of any homeostatic system involves a series of stages featuring:

  • the set point at which the system operates
  • a receptor which detects any deviation from the set point (norm)
  • a controller which coordinates information from various sources
  • an effector which brings about the corrective measures needed to return the system to the set

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