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The maintenance of the body’s internal environment.
A mechanism in which a change in the body is detected and then reversed to maintain homeostasis.
A mechanism in which a change in the body is detected and then intensified.
Receptors that detect a stimulus or change in the body.
The main integrator in the body is the brain. The integrator receives signals from sensory receptors and determines an appropriate response.
Glands or muscles that carry out the response as designated by the integrator.