How does the respiratory system help maintain homeostasis?

This is complex. By exhaling you get rid of co2 which helps control acidity, inhaling you bring in o2 energy metabolism. Inhaling and exhaling affect blood return to the heart as well as may affect the release of stress hormones probably an hour lecture to med students to cover.

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Hows does the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system work together to maintain homeostasis?

Good question. Both these systems, like the rest of your body, are under the control of the lower part of the brain. Whether we like it or not, this is a computer. Control is exercised through the autonomic (automatic) nervous and endocrine systems. The organs send signals into the brain and the brain signals the organs. It is a two way street. The upper brain gives advice and consent to the lower brain, representing what we call self control. Read more...
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