Responses to a changing environment

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What is homeostasis?
The maintaining of a constant body environment.
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What does insulin do?
Insulin is secreted into the blood by the pancreas when your blood sugar level is too high. It lowers your blood sugar level by telling the liver to convert some of the glucose into glycogen.
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What is osmoregulation?
The controlling of the body's water level
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At what BMI is a person considered obese?
30.
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What is a tropism?
The growth of a plant in response to a stimulus.
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What does auxin do?
Control the direction of growth in a plant.
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What is geotropism?
A response to gravity.
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What is a synapse?
A small gap between nerve cells.
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What type of neurone transmits a signal from a sense organ to the spinal cord and brain?
Sensory.
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How is a reflex action different from a normal response by the nervous system to a stimulus?
It does not involve the brain.
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