Homeostasis: Regulation of Physiological Functions


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Homeostasis: Regulation of Physiological Functions
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Overview Living cells, as well as larger multicellular organisms, can function adequately only within a relatively narrow range of conditions. If the temperature within a cell should exceed 60°C, the cell will cease its vital functions. At higher temperatures, the lipids and proteins of the cell break down and the cell falls apart. At very low temperatures, freezing and ice crystal formation challenge the functional and even the structural integrity of the cells. Just as extremes of temperature threaten a living cell, so do …
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Homeostasis: Regulation of Physiological Functions, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export