Homeostasis

Homeostasis refers to our ability to maintain a state of internal balance and physical well being despite changes or external factors. Many of the processes that the human body goes through exist solely to preserve homeostasis. Our bodies are constantly undergoing a series of checks and balances to ensure that everything is as it should be. If you shiver when it’s cold, or sweat when it’s hot – that’s homeostasis. If bacteria invade your body, your lymphatic system kicks in to fight the infection – that’s homeostasis. If your blood pressure changes, the brain signals the heart to slow down or speed up accordingly – that’s homeostasis. All of these triggers to maintain homeostasis are influenced by the endocannabinoid system that runs through every system in our bodies

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