Flashcards in Introduction To Body Systems Deck (8)
What is Homeostasis?
An evolutionary development of a metabolic wisdom that provides for internal consistency
What needs to be kept constant in Homeostasis?
Concentration of oxygen, carbon dioxide, salts, nutrients and waste products
Volume and Pressure of body fluids
How do body systems communicate with each other?
Nervous and Endocrine system
What are the major endocrine organs?
Pineal gland, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal gland, pancreas, ovary, testes
What is in the CNS?
Spinal cord and brain
What is in the PNS?
Cranial and spinal
What is the Somatic Nervous system?