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Homeostasis

Our body is constantly responding and reacting to internal changes through feedback loops to remain functional.

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Positive and Negative Feedback Loops

Paul Andersen explains how feedback loops allow living organisms to maintain homeostasis. He uses thermoregulation in mammals to explain how a negative feedback loop functions. He uses fruit ripening to explain how a positive feedback loop functions. He also explains what can happen when a feedback look is altered. Diabetes mellitus is caused by an alteration in the blood glucose feedback loop.

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