The Importance Of Homeostasis Maintenance Of Homeostasis Essay

1065 Words Sep 9th, 2014 5 Pages
Homeostasis Maintenance
Sophia McKinney
Biology II / BIO1021 SO1
Faculty: Krishna Sarker
South University Online

Maintenance of Homeostasis The human body must maintain a certain level of pH in order to survive. The blood pH varies from 7.35 to 7.45 and is called acidosis anything with a lower balance is called the alkalosis (Cannon, W.B., (2014). The meaning of homeostasis is the same and standing. The definition of homeo would be the same and stasis would mean standing or staying. The functions of the human body is a major part of homeostasis and the inability to keep these functions working properly will cause diseases or even death. For example if your body temperature drops below 7.0 or above 7.7 you will die. The body must stay at a certain level because it produces different types of acidic waste products which makes it difficult for the body to keep a safe pH balance. The human body temperature will rise up and go down but it should stay at 96 degrees Fahrenheit or so for a healthy person. Your internal body temperature should stay at a certain set point. The set point for the inner body temperature would be about 37.4 degrees Celsius but rise or fall between 0.5 or so degrees C. If the body temperature falls below a certain point one will die from hypothermia and if the body temperature rise above a certain point you will die from hyperthermia. The human body must keep an internal dynamic equilibrium rather than keeping stability. The inner organs…

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