Biology: Chapter 2 (p.3)

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What is homeostasis?
Homeostasis is how the body tries to maintain a constant internal enviroment
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What is the approximate normal temperature for the body?
37°C
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Why is it important to maintain a constant internal temperature?
Because, temperatures higher or lower than 37 °C, enzymes will not function properly
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How does the body remove excess carbon dioxide from the body?
It is removed by the lungs when you breath
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How is water lost in the body?
1) Through the skin as sweat. 2) By the lungs as you breath. 3) By the kidneys as urine
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How does sweat keep us cool?
Sweat removes heat from the skin
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Which organ is responsible for regulating the ion content?
It is regulated by the kidneys
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Which organ is responsible for controlling body temperature?
It is controlled by the brain
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Which hormone is secreted into the blood if the glucose levels are too high?
Insulin
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Insulin is released by the pancreas if blood glucose levels are...
Too high
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Which type of diabetes is associated with becoming resistant to insulin?
Type 1 diabetes
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