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Homeostasis


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Homeostasis
Maintaining a stable internal environment
Thermoregulation
The regulation of body temperature
Glucoregulation
The regulation of blood-glucose levels
Osmoregulation
The regulation of water in the body
Negative feedback
The process by which homeostasis works: stimulus - receptor - control centre - effector - response
Hypothalamus
The part of the brain which controls body temperature and other things
Vasodilation
Blood vessels close to the surface of the skin widen (in order to lower body temperature)
Vasoconstriction
Blood vessels close to the surface of the skin contract (in order to reduce heat loss, to warm up)