School: University of Georgia
Course: Principles of Biology II
Term: Fall 2019
Tags: receptors, controlcenter, Hormones, regulation, thermoregulation, osmoregularity, osmoregulation, endocrinesystem, homeostasis, insulin, glucagon, feedbackmechanisms, regulators, and Conformers
Name: BIOL 1108 Week 12 Class Notes
Description: These are the class notes for Weds. and Fri, the class days after our third exam. This week, we begin content on homeostasis, as well as other physiological mechanisms involved in the endocrine system. We discuss the role of feedback mechanisms in thermoregulation, learn about the differences between regulators and conformers, go over the types of thermoregulators, as well as examples of animal and human adaptations of thermoregulation. We discuss osmoregularity and osmoregulation that can be used to predict an organism's internal balance in different environments.
We discuss the importance and function of hormones, chemical messengers that bind to receptors and cause chain reaction of events helping to regulate the amount of substances in our body. One such example was the glucose regulation, in which insulin and glucagon bind to organs to regulate the amount of glucose in the bloodstream.