Homeostatic Mechanisms H2

 

 

 

 

Several factors, such as pH levels, oxygen levels, and body temperature in our body must be maintained at certain levels for us to be healthy and alive. Our body has several mechanisms to maintain homeostasis. Some of these mechanisms include vasodilation, sweating, and more.

 

In the following questions, be sure to describe these mechanisms in detail.

 

 

Name the mechanism our body uses to maintain blood pH between 7.35-7.45 units.________________________________________________

 

How does this mechanism work? : __________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Name the first mechanism our body uses to lower a high body temperature. _______________________________________________________

 

How does the first of these mechanisms work? : ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Name the second mechanism our body uses to lower a high body temperature. ___________________________________________________

 

How does this second mechanism work? : __________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Name the mechanism our body uses to increase a low body temperature?  ________________________________________________________

 

How does this mechanism work? : __________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Do humans use piloerection as a mechanism to maintain homeostasis?  ___________________________________________________________     

 

Describe  how piloerection works, and the organisms that it would benefit from its use. ____________________________________________