Biology: What is homeostasis?

The word homeostasis come from the ancient Greek, and it’s the union of the two words homeo and stasis. Homois means “similar”, and stasis means “staying still”, which gives the idea of “staying the same”. The human body consists of millions of cells working together to maintain the whole organism, and whereas the cells have … Read more

The importance of homeostasis within the human body

Homeostasis is the maintenance of a constant internal environment within an organism or cell to maintain equilibrium, usually using a system of feedback controls to stabilise health and proper functioning. Homeostasis can control steady water levels, blood sugar level and temperature which are vital in survival as they can be changed depending on the external … Read more

The Significance Of Homeostasis

The role of homeostasis is to maintain a constant internal environment within the body despite changes in the external environment. For example, the body is able to keep its core temperature, blood sugar levels and water balance relatively constant.This ensures the survival and functioning of cells, organs and tissues. If homeostasis were to cease and … Read more