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by: Upasana Raja

Homeostatis PSY 2501 - 002

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Date Created: 04/02/16
Chap13- Homeostasis: Active Regulation of Internal States Redundancy: The property of having a particular process, usually an important one, monitored and regulated by more than one mechanism Homeostasis: Referring to the active process of maintaining a particular physiological parameter relatively constant Set Point: The point of reference in a feedback system; example: setting of a thermostat Set Zone: The range of a variable that a feedback system tries to maintain Endotherm: An animal whose body temperature is regulated chiefly by internal metabolic processes; example include mammals and birds Ectotherm: An animal whose body temperature is regulated by, and whose heat comes mainly from, the environment; example include snakes and bees Metabolism: The breakdown of complex molecules into smaller molecules Kilocalorie (kcal): A measure of energy commonly applied to food; formally defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 degree centigrade Brown Fat a.k.a. Brown Adipose Tissue: A specialized type of fat tissue that generates heat through intense metabolism Shivering: Rapid involuntary muscle contractions that generate heat in hypothermic animal Spinal Animal: An animal whose spinal cord has been surgically disconnected from the brain to enable the study of behavior that do not require brain control Dehydration: Excessive loss of water Intracellular Compartment: The fluid space of the body that is composed within cells Extracellular Compartment: The fluid space of the body that exists outside the cells Aquaporins: Channels spanning the cell membrane that are specialized for conducting water molecules into or out of the cell Osmosis: The passive movement of molecule from one place to another Solute: A solid compound that is dissolved in a liquid Osmotic Pressure: The tendency of a solvent to move through a membrane in order to equalize the concentration of solute Osmolality: The number of solute particles per unit volume of solvent Isotonic: A solution with a concentration of salt that is the same as that found in interstitial fluid and blood plasma Hypertonic: A solution with a higher concentration of salt than that found in interstitial fluid and blood plasma Hypovolemic Thirst: A desire to ingest fluids that is stimulated by a reduced volume of extracellular fluid Osmotic Thirst: A desire to ingest fluids that is stimulated by loss of water from extracellular compartment Baroreceptor: A pressure receptor in the heart or a major artery that detects a fall in blood pressure Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP): A hormone secreted by the heart that normally reduces blood pressure, inhibits drinking and promotes the excretion of water and salt at the kidneys Diabetes Insipidus: Excessive urination, caused by the failure of vasopressin to induce the kidney to conserve water Angiotensin II: A substance that is produced in the blood by the action of renin and that may play a role in the control of thirst Circumventricular Organ: An organ that lies in the wall of a cerebral ventricle and monitors the composition of the cerebrospinal fluid Subfronical Organ: One of the circumventricular organ Osmosensory Neuron: A specialized neuron that measures the movement of water into and out of the intracellular compartment Aldosterone: A mineralocorticoid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex that promotes conservation of sodium by the kidneys Nutrient: A chemical that is neglected for growth, maintenance, and repair of the body but is not as a source of energy Digestion: The process by which food is broken down to provide energy and nutrient Basal Metabolism: The consumption of energy to fuel processes such as heat production, maintenance of membrane potentials, and all other basic life-sustaining functions of the body Trophic Factor: A substance that promotes cell growth and survival Glucose: Am important sugar molecule used by the body and brain for energy Glycogen: A complex carbohydrates made by the combining of glucose molecules for short-term store of energy Glycogenesis: The physiological process by which glycogen is produced Insulin: A hormone, released by beta cells in the islets of Langerhans that lowers blood glucose Glucagon: A hormone released by alpha cells in the islets of Langerhans that increases blood glucose Glycogenolysis: The conversation of glycogen back into glucose triggered when blood concentrations of glucose drop too low Lipids: Large molecules consisting of fatty acids and glyrecol that are insoluble in water Adipose Tissue: Tissues made up of fat cells Gluconeogenesis: The metabolism of body fats and proteins to create glucose Ketones: A metabolic fats source liberated by the breakdown of body fats and proteins Glucose Transporter: A molecule that spans the external membrane of a cell and transports glucose molecules from outside the cell to inside the cell Glucodetector: A cell that detects and informs the nervous system about levels of circulating glucose Vagus Nerve: Cranial nerve X which provides extensive innervation of the viscera; the vagus both regulates visceral activity and transmits signals from the viscera to the brain Solvent: The liquid (often water) in which a compound is dissolved Nucleus of the Solitary Tract (NST): A complicated brainstem nucleus that receives visceral and taste information via several cranial nerves Diabetes Mellitus: Excessive glucose in the urine, caused by the failure of insulin to induce glucose absorption of the body Satiety: A feeling of fulfillment or satisfaction Hunger: The internal state of an animal seeking food Bariatric: Having to do with obesity Ventromedial Hypothalamus (VMH): A hypothalamic region involved in eating and sexual behavior Lateral Hypothalamus (LH): A hypothalamic region involved in control of appetite and other functions Aphagia: Refusal to eat Hyperphagia: Excessive eating Arcuate Nucleus: An arc-shaped hypothalamic nucleus implicated in appetite control Leptin: A peptide hormone released by fat cells Ghrelin: A peptide hormone emanating from the gut Binge Eating: The paroxysmal intake of large quantities of food, often to poor nutritional value and high calories Bulimia a.k.a. Bulimia Nervosa: A syndrome in which individual periodically gorge themselves, usually with "junk food" and then either vomit or take laxatives to avoid weight gain Anorexia Nervosa: A syndrome in which individual severely deprive themselves of food


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