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What Does Homeostasis Do To The Nervous System
WebMD: See webmd for a thorough discussion. Not enough room in this forum. ...Read more
Serotonin is a: neurotransmitter for communication of nerve cells throughout the body especially in the brain and gut. Serotonin can affect mood, social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory and sexual desire and function. It affects mood balance. It apprears to be involved in anxiety and depression. ...Read more
Thats a big question: That's a big question that people dedicate their lives to study and find out. All the systems are important in "homeostasis". Narrowing which "homostasis" to a single function or a specific organ may allow a more specific explanation; but still lots and lots of effects. ...Read more
Brains to Bones: Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream which direct the activity of other glands and organs. Few examples: part of the pancreas makes Insulin to help glucose fuel all the cells in the body; hypothalamus makes hormones directing the pituitary which directs ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenals, etc. Pth from parathyroid glands maintains bone/blood calcium among other things. ...Read more
Not easy to answer: I looked up information on this question and there is not a lot of research on it One study, which I copied, found that long-term hypothermia may keep bone cells from building new bone and might break down bone- this study was in the elderly - so short answer is- don't think we really know for sure http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014482712003096 ...Read more
Depends: There are many systems in the body that need to be regulated. For instance, if blood pressure goes too high you can stroke; if there is too much cholesterol, you can stroke or get nerve damage. If the immune system is not under control, the brain and nerves can be damaged. If you have vitamin deficiencies or excess, the nerves and the brain could be damaged, etc. ...Read more
Innate immune system: The innate immune system recognizes patterns so as to respond quickly to challenge. Coding for pattern recognition is hard wired into our DNA, thought to be through selective pressures through time (e.g., if unable to identify a threat such as a lethal virus, extinction could occur, leaving individuals with the ability to respond, the ability to survive). ...Read more
Progressive : Disorder of "misfolded" proteins, where amyloid plaques deposit in neuropil, btwn nerve cell bodies and interfere with brain connections, and neurofibrillary tangles with nerve cells destroy directly. Neurotransmitter chemistry alters dramatically, again disrupting brain fnctn. All of this produces memory loss, poor organizational skills, altered behavior, and loss of daily competence. ...Read more
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Brain and spinal cd: The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. It serves as the receiving and processing plant for outside stimuli and the point of reasoning and production of action/response. It consists of things like cognition and relaying sensory information, as well as regulating the day to day management of bodily functions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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