What does the term homeostasis mean??

QUESTION POSTED AT 14/02/2020 - 02:15 PM

Answered by admin AT 14/02/2020 - 02:15 PM

'Homeo' meaning 'similar' and 'stasis' meaning 'stable.' Therefore, homeostasis means it is the process used by the body to maintain a stable internal environment. Either a negative or positive feedback can be used in homeostasis. 
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BLANK can disrupt cellular homeostasis and can even lead to uncontrolled cell division and the formation of cancers.

Answer: viruses


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ANSWERED AT 28/02/2020 - 06:04 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/02/2020 - 06:04 AM

How does exocytosis help a cell maintain its homeostasis?

Unicellular organisms use it to excrete their wastes and maintain a steady internal environment. For example amoeba use exoctosis to excrete nitrogenous wastes. Please mark me as brainliest

ANSWERED AT 28/02/2020 - 04:27 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/02/2020 - 04:27 AM

HELP FAST PLEASE!!!!!! There are many factors that influence our daily weather and long term climate. List as many of these factors as you can.

One of them is the increasing amount of greenhouse gases...in the earth's atmosphere... depletion of ozone layer... deforestation... scarce rainfall in some areas... which altogether influence global warming... due to which the average earth's temperature increases...lower precipitation levels and the sea levels go high due to the melting of glaciers

ANSWERED AT 28/02/2020 - 04:15 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/02/2020 - 04:15 AM

Which term describes an organism's ability to maintain a stable internal environment? reproduction extinction homeostasis

C.) "Homeostasis" describes an organism's ability to maintain a stable internal environment

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ANSWERED AT 28/02/2020 - 03:41 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/02/2020 - 03:41 AM

Remoras are small fish that attach themselves to the sides of sharks. They get protection and scraps of food from the shark. The sharks are neither benefited or harmed by the remora. Which term describes the relationship between the shark and remora?

This is an example of commensalism. It is symbolised as(+/0)
The shark is neither harmed nor benefited by the association.
The remora fish are highly benfitted by protection and food.

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ANSWERED AT 28/02/2020 - 03:33 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/02/2020 - 03:33 AM

The site where the ureters enter the bladder is termed the _____ junction.

The vesicoureteric junction

ANSWERED AT 26/02/2020 - 11:07 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/02/2020 - 11:07 PM

Explain why the term recycling is an excellent description of plate tectonics

We may not see notice it but plate tectonics actually have recycle process however scientist reported that it happens in a span of 500 million years over the years the oceanic crust are pressed to the top most layer of the mantle causing oceanic crust to mix with the earths mantle

ANSWERED AT 26/02/2020 - 05:10 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/02/2020 - 05:10 PM

1. Which cloud type is best described as sheets or layers that cover much or all of the sky? A. Cumulus B. Cirrus C. Stratus D. Alto 2. Which term means "rainy cloud"? A. Stratus B. Nimbus C. Cirrus D. Cumulus 3. Compared to clouds, fogs are___. A. Colder B. Of a different composition C. At lower altitudes D. Drier


Answer 1: C. Stratus

Stratus is the type of cloud which covers whole sky. These clouds are thin and appear in form of white sheets. As they are very thin they cannot produce  much rain and snow.

Answer 2: B. Nimbus

Nimbus are dark, gray clouds. They are thick and often blot the sunlight. They are responsible for causing rains.

Answer 3: C. At lower altitudes

Fogs are low lying clouds. Fog includes water vapor and air which is comparitively cooler than that found in clouds. Therefore, cooler air and water vapor forms a mass of fog. The fog formation is influenced by nearby water body, wind conditions and topography.

ANSWERED AT 26/02/2020 - 05:07 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/02/2020 - 05:07 PM

Explain two ways bacteria maintain homeostasis

Remember that homeostasis is a state of balance.  All organisms need to maintain homeostasis.  Unicellular organisms need to maintain homeostasis simply in order to stay alive.  In a multicellular organism, each cell needs to maintain homeostasis so that the organism can survive. (Image: Homeostasis is just as important in a unicellular amoeba as a multicellular human)
Cells maintain homeostasis in three important ways.  First, cells need to obtain energy and excrete waste products.  This happens through a process known as diffusion.  Second, cells need to maintain a balanced amount of water so that the chemical reactions that sustain life can occur.  This happens through a process called osmosis.  Both diffusion and osmosis are examples of passive transport, processes that maintain homeostasis but do not require energy.  The third way cells maintain homeostasis is through active transport, processes that use energy to maintain homeostasis in a cell.

Section 1: Diffusion
Diffusion is the process of movement along a concentration gradient from a high concentration to a low concentration.  In cells, diffusion occurs across the cell membrane.  Diffusion across the cell membrane can happen in 2 ways--across the lipid bilayer (simple diffusion) or through the protein channels (facilitated diffusion)  (Image: Diffusion across cell membrane/close up of cell membrane)                                                                  
Diffusion allows cells to maintain homeostasis in two ways.  First, as cellular “food” (small carbon-based molecules such as glucose, or oxygen which helps power chemical reactions in cells) gets used up inside the cell, additional “food” will diffuse into the cell.  The addition of food allows the cell to continue to power the chemical reactions that sustain cellular life.  (Image: oxygen diffusing into a cell)

Second, as waste products build up inside the cell, they will diffuse out of the cell.  The removal of waste products allows the cell to stay healthy.  (Image: The red waste molecules will diffuse out the cell)

ANSWERED AT 26/02/2020 - 04:48 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/02/2020 - 04:48 PM

1. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail are all examples of ___ A. Evaporation B. Condensation C. Precipitation D. Deposition 2. Which of the following can change from one state of matter to another at the temperatures and pressures experienced at Earth's surface? A. Nitrogen B. Oxygen C. Water D. Carbon dioxide 3. Which term describes the conversion of a solid directly to a gas, without passing through the liquid state? A: evaporation B. Sublimation C. Condensation D. Deposition

The correct answers are;  

1. C. Precipitation  

2. C. Water (H2O)

3. B. Sublimation

Precipitation is any or all of the forms of water particles that fall under gravity from the atmosphere. The main types of precipitation include rain, sleet drizzle, graupel, snow and hail.

Water can change from one state of matter to another at the temperatures and pressures experienced at Earth's surface. Physical factors such as temperature and pressure influence the state of matter on earth. High temperature on earth turns water from solids into liquid state (melting) and from liquid to gas state (vaporization), while a low temperature turns water into solids (freezing).

ANSWERED AT 26/02/2020 - 04:12 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/02/2020 - 04:12 PM

Our weight thermostats are somewhat flexible and are influenced by environmental as well as biological factors. some researchers have therefore adopted the term


The correct answer is settling point.


A hypothesis known as the settling point hypothesis tries to illustrate how the weight is controlled by the body. On the basis of the settling point hypothesis, weight is sustained due to fine-tuning of several metabolic feedback loop by the significant genes, and get settled into symmetry with the environment. The enhanced obesity witnessed in the typical population is illustrated by the economic and cultural elements.

ANSWERED AT 25/02/2020 - 09:36 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 25/02/2020 - 09:36 PM

Which term is used to describe disorders similar in many ways to autism?

Developmental disorders. 

ANSWERED AT 25/02/2020 - 09:30 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 25/02/2020 - 09:30 PM

Here is a food chain. use this food chain to answer this question.which term describes the role of fungi in this food chain?a.omnivore

Correct, if you were checking if your answer was right.

ANSWERED AT 25/02/2020 - 09:16 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 25/02/2020 - 09:16 PM

What three changes in earth's movement in space might result in long term climatic changes?


There are three basic factors affecting long term climatic changes of earth including change in the shape of orbit (eccentricity), the tilt of the axis changes (obliquity), and the unsteady movement from side to side of earth (precession).  

The shape of the orbit  (eccentricity) changes from oval to circle, when shape of earth become circle the sun comes at the center and affects very less to seasons while when orbit become oval, it makes earth more warmer and increase the length of the seasons.

When the tilt of earth (obliquity) becomes larger, it results into severe summer and winter and if the tilt is smaller there will be mild seasons.

The unsteady movement from side to side of earth ( precession) depends on distance of earth from sun, if the earth is nearer to the sun there will be extreme summer in one hemisphere and extreme cold in other hemisphere.

ANSWERED AT 25/02/2020 - 08:54 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 25/02/2020 - 08:54 PM

Match the following terms and definitions. 1. isogamy gamete-producing organs in animals 2. anisogamy organisms with gametes of the same size and shape 3. oogamy organisms with gametes of different sizes and shapes 4. gonads organisms with gametes of the same shape but different sizes 5. gametangia gamete-producing organs in lower plants

1. Isogamy is matched with involves organisms with gametes of the same size and shape

Isogamy refers to a form of fertilization involving gametes with the same morphology, so that they can not be classified as male or female. Isogamy occurs in various unicellular organisms, in many fungi and algae. His antonym is anisogamy.

It seems likely that sexual reproduction appeared in the form of isogamous reproduction. Today, isogamy is a rare phenomenon, even in unicellular organisms.

2. Anisogamy is matched with involves organisms with gametes of different sizes and shapes.

Anisogamy is a form of fertilization in which the male and female gametes are both mobile but of different size and morphology. His antonym is isogamy.

In general, female gametes are larger, richer in reserves, less motile and less abundant than male gametes. These differences are considered to be at the origin of sexual selection, which in turn is responsible for secondary sexual characteristics or sexual dimorphism.

3. Oogamy is matched with involves organisms with gametes of the same shape but different sizes.

Oogamy consists of the fusion of an immobile oosphere with a small and mobile male gamete. It is therefore a fertilization in which the female gamete is motionless while the male gamete is flogged.

Oogamy is a type of anisogamy very clear where the female gamete is motionless, bulky, rich in reserves necessary for the development of the embryo, and where the male gamete is small, lacking reserves, mobile or not.

4. Gonads is matched with gamete-producing organs in animals.

A gonad is an animal organ intended for reproduction (a reproductive organ). The gonads go in pairs; these are the testes in the male and the ovaries in the female; they play an important role in the reproductive system, since it is at the level of these organs that are produced reproductive cells that is to say the gametes:

* males: spermatozoa, by the testicles;

* females: ovules, by the ovaries.

5. Gametangia is matched with gamete-producing organs in lower plants.

A gametange is a plant structure that produces and contains gametes. Gametanges are found only in the Archégoniates (ferns, mosses, angiosperms and gymnosperms).

Gametange consists of one or more sterile cell layers (sterile tissue) protecting the mother cells from spores (fertile tissue).

* The male gametange is called antheridia.

* The female gametange is the archegon.

ANSWERED AT 24/02/2020 - 10:17 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 24/02/2020 - 10:17 PM

If the environment outside a cell is hypertonic, how will the cell maintain homeostasis?

Water will move in and out of the cell.

ANSWERED AT 24/02/2020 - 08:54 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 24/02/2020 - 08:54 PM

Which term best describes the theory of spontaneous generation

What are the options?

ANSWERED AT 24/02/2020 - 08:42 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 24/02/2020 - 08:42 PM

Which of the following can lead to coral bleaching? a. long-term temperature variations b. increased solar radiation c. freshwater dilution d. all of the above


a. long-term temperature variations


  • As a result of the long term warming of the global temperatures of the oceanic waters, the corals will expel the algae that are the zooxanthellae from their tissues causing them to turn white and hence cause coral bleaching.
  • Hence becomes vulnerable to diseases and affects there reproduction and stunts the growth cycle.

ANSWERED AT 23/02/2020 - 11:23 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/02/2020 - 11:23 PM

Mario at lab table A needs a pair of forceps (tweezers). Max at lab table B tosses Mario a pair. In terms of laboratory safety, which best describes Max’s behavior? a. It demonstrates a lack of planning. b.It is unsafe and can result in someone getting hurt c.It is safe and appropriate d.It shows proper handling of equipment

Answer: Option (b) is the correct answer.


When Max tossed a pair of forceps (tweezers) from his table towards Mario's table then it is possible that forceps might hit someone and that person will get hurt.

Hence, it is not a proper way or method to handle equipment in the laboratory.

Thus, we can conclude that in terms of laboratory safety, it is unsafe and can result in someone getting hurt.

ANSWERED AT 23/02/2020 - 11:14 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/02/2020 - 11:14 PM

Maintaining internal conditions within in an organism is a characteristic of life known as _____. metabolism energy cells homeostasis

Homeostasis, it is the process of organisms regulating their internal conditions. 

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 07:02 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 07:02 PM

What is regulatory homeostasis?

Its the body response to keep your internal body functions at a constant, such as maintaining one's body at a constant 98.6°F through either shivering to warm up or sweating to cool off.

ANSWERED AT 22/02/2020 - 06:33 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 22/02/2020 - 06:33 PM