Our body temperature is controlled by the hypothalamus gland found in the brain. When a person is cold the gland sends a signal to the brain to stimulate the muscles which results in the body shivering in chills.
To provide ideal conditions for enzymes to carry out metabolic reaction, otherwise they become denatured and cease to function. Although the temperature around our extremities varies enormously, it is the CORE body temperature that must be kept at a constant 37oC.
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Homeostasis is ability for organisms to maintain stable internal conditions. Take people for example. People have to maintain a temperature of 98.6o F. If the temperature gets too high or low we won't function properly and can even die. Therefore it is essential to maintain that normal body temperature.
The hypothalamus monitors the core body temperature by measuring the temperature of blood passing through it. It then directs different parts of the body to either reduce the amount of people they are producing and to cause other parts of the body to release more heat from the body.
How do are body's maintain a constant temperature?
A dog does maintain a constant body temperature because it is a warm blooded or endothermic animal.
It's important to maintain a constant body temperature because the enzymes in our body function at certain temperatures.
Sweating cools to body to enable it to maintain a constant temperature.
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Endothermic animals maintain constant body temperature in a number of ways. One way is to lay out in the sun.
Yes. Being warm blooded mammals, not cold-blooded reptiles, platypuses do maintain a constant body temperature.
No. A spider has no mechanism to maintain its body temperature.
Warm blooded animals can maintain a constant body temperature.
The brain. The area of the brain that controls body temperature is called the hypothalamus.