Maintenance of the Steady State in the Human
The human body is a highly complex servomechanism. Like an airplane on automatic pilot, it reacts to stimuli so as to maintain its balance. Like the automatic oil burner, it reacts to stimuli from within by taking more fuel (food). It adjusts its metabolic rate automatically to temperature changes in its environment, and adjusts its rate of blood flow automatically with changes in load. It maintains a constant temperature, pH, and salt concentration automatically in its components, which in the human are called organs, such as the kidney and the lungs.
KeywordsEquilibrium Point Urease Activity Methyl Acetate Blood Passing Automatic Pilot
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Selected Reading—Equilibrium, Steady State, Homeostasis
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