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Schematic illustration of some of the mechanisms for maintenance of homeostasis in organism.
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PMID:  12615509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the present paper is to illustrate schematically by a non-equal arm lever system the mechanisms that maintain the homeostasis of reactive oxygen species, glucose, mean arterial pressure and electrolytes. All regulating factors that increase the values of each physiological parameter are placed on the same arm of the lever system. The regulating factors that decrease this value are placed on the other arm of the lever. In this way the two types of factors interact with one another and maintain the lever system in a dynamic equilibrium, i.e., contribute to keeping the homeostasis. Illustrating the maintenance of homeostasis by a non-equal arm lever system gives the opportunity to express the quickness, flexibility, stability and effectiveness of physiological regulations.
A Tolekova; B Popov; T Ivanov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-04     Completed Date:  2003-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Thracian University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Glucose / metabolism
Models, Biological
Reactive Oxygen Species
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Electrolytes; 0/Reactive Oxygen Species; 50-99-7/Glucose

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