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Doctor insights on: What Does Homeostasis Do To The Nervous System

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What does the nervous system do for the body?

Master switch: Without the nervous system, your body does not work, it is the central controller of all functions. ...Read more

Homeostasis (Definition)

Homeostasis refers to a ...Read more


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What does serotonin do for the nervous system?

What does serotonin do for the nervous system?

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

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What are the nervous system and endocrine system specialized to do to maintain homeostasis?

What are the nervous system and endocrine system specialized to do to maintain homeostasis?

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

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What does the endocrine system actually do?

What does the endocrine system actually do?

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

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What does hypothermia do to the skeletal system?

What does hypothermia do to the skeletal system?

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

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What happens if our nervous system doesn't work properly?

What happens if our nervous system doesn't work properly?

We get dysfunctions: Failure of either peripheral or central nervous functions can disturb our walking, balance, sensation, strength, functions of bowel or bladder, and if brain failure, coma, seizures, confusion and delirium as a few examples. ...Read more

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Why does the cardiovascular system need the nervous system?

Why does the cardiovascular system need the nervous system?

To adapt: to changing physiological demands. As an example heart rate goes up in response to fright or fight. ...Read more

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What happens to the body's nervous system if homeostasis is not maintained?

What happens to the body's nervous system if homeostasis is not maintained?

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

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How does the nervous system connect to the cardiovascular system?

NS to CS: The heart and cardiovascular system receive parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. The parasympathetics are craniosacral and the sympathetic nerves are in the thoracic area of the spinal column. ...Read more

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How does the nervous system maintain homeostasis?

Complex physiology: Nervous system gets information from plenty of sources including specialized chemorecptors. These inputs lead to adjustments based upon any discrepancy and nervous system through hormones regulates the blood chemistry. ...Read more

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Why is the innate immune system important? What does it do exactly?

Why is the innate immune system important? What does it do exactly?

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

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What does the endocrine system do?

What does the endocrine system do?

Whoa!: Hi. I have multiple textbooks over 1000 pages each using small print to tell what the endocrine system does! 400 characters ain't gonna cut it! Would you like to narrow down your query just a tad? ;-) ...Read more

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How does alzheimer's related to your nervous system?

How does alzheimer's related to your nervous system?

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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What exactly is the central nervous system and what does it do?

What exactly is the central nervous system and what does it do?

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 more

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What does the peripheral nervous system do?

What does the peripheral nervous system do?

Some functions: These are nerves outside of brain and spinal cord, and responsible for sensation, strength, and maintenence of integrity of perspiration, peripheral blood flow, and perception of pain. There are both somatic and autonomic nerves present. ...Read more