When animals eat, insulin is released from the pancreas, stimulating glucose uptake by the liver. When glucose levels drop, the pancreas reduces insulin release. This is an example of which mechanism for maintaining homeostasis?
Maintaining homeostasis means that conditions are kept stable and relatively constant. Negative feedback is a mechanism used to reverse or minimize changes in a system. In this example, negative feedback is used to keep the body’s glucose and insulin levels stable. Positive feedback is a mechanism that increases changes in a system. A stress response describes the body’s reaction to threats or pressures. Parasympathetic regulation refers to activities of the nervous system, including slowing the heart rate and boosting intestinal activity.