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How do your body system interact with other systems? a least three examples

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Although your body is separated into many different systems, each individual system works with each other to maintain  homeostasis.  Homeostasis is the process of maintaining a constant internal environment even when there are changes in the external environment.

Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees.  Your body temperature is constant whether or not the outside temperature is 20, 70 or 110 degrees.  When it is 20 degrees (cold) your body will shiver and you get goosebumps.  Both of these actions help produce heat which will keep your internal temperature at 98.6 degrees.  When it is 110 (hot) your body starts to sweat.  Sweat evaporates from your skin (which is a cooling process) which will keep your temperature at 98.6 degrees.

In the example above, your nervous system notices that your body is hot/cold and tells your muscles (muscular system) to contract.  Your circulatory system is also working with your immune system to bring fluids up to your skin (to sweat) and to...

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The digestive system, the stomach takes in nutrients such as glucose out of the food we have eaten. This glucose is absorbed into our blood stream in the small intestine. These levels are controlled by the pancreas

The excretory system, The kidneys filter the blood and takes out wastes and things that we have in our blood, such as water and salt.

The endocrine system, nerves tell the brain when the body has too much or little of something. So when the there is too much or little of glucose, hormones will either increase or decrease the glucose. ( pancreas )

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The human body as a system interacts wit so many different environmental, social, biological and physical systems. It is almost impossible to compile a comprehensive list.

As part a social animal humans interact with other humans which are organized into so many different groups such friendship group, family, neighborhood, city, state nation, a market, employment system, educational system and so on. In addition, the individual is also am a member of transient social system like a person participating in a sports competition.

Then individuals also interact with other biological systems. A pet kept by a person, domestic animals to provide food milk, and farming are some very common example of such systems.

People also interact with various aspect of the environment. For example, the body is able to maintain a standard body temperature by responding appropriately. In addition, acts like wearing woolen clothes when it is cold also involves interaction with the environment.

Then we also interact with the various equipment we use. It is very common to talk about man and machine inter-phase in relation to computers and design of equipments like car which require skillful handling by people. However, things like the house we live in, as well as the physical infrastructure of the city we live in including things like traffic signal systems are all systems with which we interact.