Physiology and Homeostasis Quiz

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What type of questions does the function aspect of physiology explore?

Why questions

How is the mechanism aspect of physiology different from the function aspect?

It focuses on 'how' questions

According to the text, what does homeostasis aim to maintain?

A relatively stable internal environment

What is the function of negative feedback loops in physiological control systems?

Stabilize the variable around the setpoint

What distinguishes local control systems from reflex control systems in physiology?

Reflex control systems regulate and affect tissues they are in

Involving 2 loops, which loop starts with a stimulus in reflex pathways in physiology?

Response loop

Test your knowledge about the functions and mechanisms explored by physiologists, including the concept of homeostasis and the dynamic steady state of the body's internal environment. Explore the 'why' and 'how' questions related to organ systems and understand the concept of extracellular fluid (ECF) as a buffer.

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