Internal Influences Of Homeostasis Imbalances

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Homeostasis imbalance can result from three main influences; internal influences, external influences and exposure to environmental toxins. The homeostatic system responds to environmental fluctuations to maintain internal equilibrium and balance (homeostasis). For example, if the environmental temperature drops or increases dramatically the homeostatic system will respond to return the body to the optimum temperature (set point) of 37 degrees Celsius. The body uses a negative feedback system regarding temperature to maintain homeostasis, this is called thermoregulation. If the body temperature starts to drop towards becoming hypothermic body will react to return the body to homeostasis. First, the temperature receptors in the skin detect the
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