TRIPLE SCIENCE: Homeostasis and the Kidneys

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Define Homeostasis.
The maintenance of a constant internal environment.
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Explain how your body monitors its internal temperature.
The thermoregulatory centre in the brain detect blood temperature.
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How does the body receive information about skin temperature?
Through temperature receptors in the skin.
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Describe how shivering helps to warm the body when it's cold.
The muscles are contracting which requires respiration - this releases energy and warms you up.
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What makes urea.
The liver.
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Where do the ions in the body come from.
From food and drink, then absorbed into the blood.
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What would happen if the ion content wasn't controlled?
Too much / too little water would be drawn into the blood cells, which would damage them / they wouldn't work properly.
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Explain how your body monitors its internal temperature.

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The thermoregulatory centre in the brain detect blood temperature.

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How does the body receive information about skin temperature?

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Describe how shivering helps to warm the body when it's cold.

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What makes urea.

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