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Homeostasis - Describe how temperature, blood sugar level and water are maintained in the body.

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LO: Describe how temperature, blood sugar level and water are maintained in the body. What is homeostasis? Homeostasis means keeping your mind at a constant level internally. Homeostasis carries around every nerve and cell in the body. Controlling body temperature What is your core body temperature? Ones core body temperature is 37.7�c. * E.g. If your body is in a hot environment your body temperature is 37�C * If your body is in a cold environment your body temperature ...read more.

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* When your body is hot, sweat glands are stimulated to release sweat. Controlling blood sugar level Explain how blood sugar level is monitored and adjusted in the body. Include the following key words: Insulin, glucose, glycogen, glucagons, liver. Describe the problems faced by diabetics. * Excess glucose gets turned into glycogen in the liver * This is regulated by 2 hormones (chemicals) ...read more.

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Identify the organ of the body that maintains water levels and suggest differences you may observe in you urine when hydrated or dehydrated. * Urea is a waste product made in the LIVER * Water content of the body is controlled in the KIDNEYS * If you have too little water in your blood, you will produce very concentrated urine,(Very little water in it). * If you have too much water in your blood, you will produce very dilute urine, (lots of water in it). ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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