B3 - Homeostasis

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Homoeostasis
Keeping internal conditions of the body constant
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Thermoregulatory Centre
The part of the brain responsible for maintaining a constant body temperature in warm-blooded animals
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Urea
A waste product of protein breakdown formed in the liver and excreted in urine
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Urine
Water and waste products filtered by the kidneys
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Dialysis
The artificial removal of urea and excess material from the blood (used when the kidneys fail)
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Partially permeable
A barrier that allows only certain substances through
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Immune system
The bodies defence system against infections and diseases (consists of white blood cells and antibodies)
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Antibody
A protein produced in the body by the main system to kill particular pathogens
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Insulin
A hormone produced by the pancreas that is used to regulate blood sugar levels
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Type 1 diabetes
A condition where not enough insulin is produced by the pancreas
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Glucagon (HIGHER TIER)
A hormone made in the pancreas when blood glucose levels fall too low
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The part of the brain responsible for maintaining a constant body temperature in warm-blooded animals

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Thermoregulatory Centre

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A waste product of protein breakdown formed in the liver and excreted in urine

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Water and waste products filtered by the kidneys

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The artificial removal of urea and excess material from the blood (used when the kidneys fail)

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