On receiving a zero blood ADH signal, the kidneys produce huge unchanging volumes of very dilute urine, causing dehydration and death if not treated. 5. An example of this is in the control of bile acids in the liver. Receptors include thermoreceptors, and mechanoreceptors. As a result of homeostasis, the metabolic reactions are controlled by enzymes. Figure 1. The effector organs of the first homeostatic mechanism are the bones, the kidney, and, via a hormone released into the blood by the kidney in response to high PTH levels in the blood, the duodenum and jejunum. Jean-François Lyotard, a postmodern theorist, has applied this term to societal 'power centers' that he describes in The Postmodern Condition, as being 'governed by a principle of homeostasis,' for example, the scientific hierarchy, which will sometimes ignore a radical new discovery for years because it destabilizes previously accepted norms. It responds to chemicals from the body. When any condition gets out of balance, feedback loops return the body to homeostasis.  For instance the signal (be it via neurons or hormones) from the sensor to the effector is, of necessity, highly variable in order to convey information about the direction and magnitude of the error detected by the sensor. The plasma pH can be altered by respiratory changes in the partial pressure of carbon dioxide; or altered by metabolic changes in the carbonic acid to bicarbonate ion ratio.  However, the set point of the regulator is regularly reset.  These adjustments may include seeking shade and reducing activity, or seeking warmer conditions and increasing activity, or huddling. Another example are the most well-characterised endocannabinoids like anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamide; AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), whose synthesis occurs through the action of a series of intracellular enzymes activated in response to a rise in intracellular calcium levels to introduce homeostasis and prevention of tumor development through putative protective mechanisms that prevent cell growth and migration by activation of CB1 and/or CB2 and adjoining receptors..  The hydrogen ions combine with the excess bicarbonate ions in the plasma, once again forming an excess of carbonic acid which can be exhaled, as carbon dioxide, in the lungs, keeping the plasma bicarbonate ion concentration, the partial pressure of carbon dioxide and, therefore, the plasma pH, constant. ", "Topical Review: A reappraisal of the blood glucose homeostat which comprehensively explains the type 2 diabetes-syndrome X complex", "Glucose Metabolism and Regulation: Beyond Insulin and Glucagon", "Chemosensory pathways in the brainstem controlling cardiorespiratory activity", "Human Adaptation to High Terrestrial Altitude", "The Endocannabinoid System and Sex Steroid Hormone-Dependent Cancers", "Zona glomerulosa cells of the mouse adrenal cortex are intrinsic electrical oscillators", "Anatomy and physiology of cerebrospinal fluid", "Shaping inhibition: activity dependent structural plasticity of GABAergic synapses", "Roles of Glial Cells in Sculpting Inhibitory Synapses and Neural Circuits", Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, "Advanced automation technology reduces refinery energy costs", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Homeostasis&oldid=976401696, Articles to be expanded from November 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2019, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2017, Articles with self-published sources from February 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 18:33.