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    hey guys

    I’m a university student and I’ve been set an essay to talk about examples of homeostasis, after discussing this with a couple of other students its seems that everyone is taking the safe route e.g talking about -

    body temp
    calcium concentration
    PH
    osmoregulation


    me being me and always wanting to be different i was wondering if i can get some input on some interesting homeostasis examples....


    Thanks
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    we did something in gcse with potatoes that was abotu that i think osmosis coursework maybe?
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    Is it just me are you missing a massive one Blood glucose concentration!
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    you could talk about contractile vacuoles as a 'different' example of osmoregulation. Also, metabolic homeostasis, i.e. the body adjusting its metabolic 'rate' according to how much food is being eaten (energy available) and excercise done. They'll be plenty of other examples a quick internet search will yield i guess.
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    Lactate in Muscles:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...6170608AADPayA

    if you want to be daring, what about trying to argue that the whole planet and its atmosphere acts to maintain a stable condition. Half way down this page @ "Biosphere":
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeostasis

    Good luck!
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    also, if you could somehow incorporate the hygroscopic mechanism of the thorny devil lizard that would be badass so amazing lol. But that's going off on a bit of a tangent
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    thats alot for your help guys and yeah i ment to mention the blood glucose forgot hehe
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    go with the safer option its the best u can find loads more info lol
 
 
 
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