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Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Human Body

Introduction

1.    Describe the importance of homeostatic body temperature maintenance.

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2.    What is the function, and locations, of thermoreceptors?    

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3.    Explain the negative feedback control of body temperature using thermoreceptors, the hypothalamus, and the temperature control center.

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4.    How is homeostasis maintained under heat stress? (Include heat-losing center, capillary dilation, and sweat production.)

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5. How is homeostasis maintained under cold stress? (include: heat-producing center, capillary constriction, shivering)

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Source Tortora, Derrickson: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 14th Edition
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