Homeostasis by water regulation
Osmoregulation is the regulation of water concentrations in the bloodstream, effectively controlling the amount of water available for cells to absorb.
The homeostatic control of water is as follows
This is illustrated by the flow chart below
Negative Feedback Control of Water in Animals
Some of the Adaptation tutorials investigate certain evolutionary adaptations that organisms have achieved through natural selection. This looks at ways in which both animals and plants can be better adapted to cope with extreme environments (desert or wetlands). These changes can be behavioral, physical or anatomical, and in some way promote water regulation. Both plants and animals appear to have adapted to their environment.
The body also contains negative feedback control mechanisms for the control of blood sugar concentration and temperature regulation. These types of homeostasis are described on the next tutorials, Sugar Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Animals, respectively.
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