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Homeostasis and Disease Quiz


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A sensor that monitors and responds to changes in the environmental is called the _________________________.

A. Control center

B. Receptor

C. Effector

D. Receiver


Which would be a symptom?

A. headache

B. cool clammy skin

C. high pulse rate

D. dilated pupils


Which of these would be a chronic condition?

A. sprained ankle

B. tendonitis

C. twisted knee

D. acute appendicitis


What 2 systems are the major regulators of homeostasis?

A. nervous and circulatory

B. endocrine and lymphatic

C. nervous and endocrine

D. urinary and reproductive


Pathogenic organisms are not a known mechanism of disease.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What are the 3 necessary components of a homeostatic feedback loop?

A. Receptor, regulator, thermostat

B. Receptor, control center, regulator

C. Stimulator, control center, receiver

D. Receptor, control center, effector


When glucose levels in the blood rise, your brain sends a signal to your pancreas. The pancreas releases insulin, which opens channels in cell membranes to allow glucose to enter the cell, lowering blood sugar levels. 

A. Positive Feedback Response

B. Negative Feedback Loop 


Which type of feedback is involved in blood clotting?

A. positive

B. negative

C. mutual

D. neutral


A disease that we are not sure of its cause is termed

A. communicable

B. infectious

C. idiopathic

D. chronic


A patient must tell an examiner a sign.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The study of the occurrence, distribution and transmission of diseases in human populations (disease detectives) is

A. oncology

B. pathobiology

C. ornithology

D. epidemiology


Shivering is an attempt by the body to

A. lower body temperature

B. increase circulation

C. increase oxygen content

D. increase body temperature


a body system that controls growth and homeostasis by secreting hormones from glands.

A. skeletal system

B. nervous system

C. endocrine sytem

D. integumentary system


An example of a positive feedback loop is ____________.

A. Childbirth

B. Blood Pressure regulation

C. Thermoregulation

D. All of the above


An endemic is a disease that covers a large geographical area like the whole united states.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The study of disease is

A. cardiology

B. pathology

C. endocrinology

D. entropy


a body system that controls and coordinates all body activities through electric impulses/messages between brain, spinal cord and nerves.

A. endocrine system

B. nervous system

C. nerve

D. neuron


What is the evaporation of a liquid to cool the body?

A. Shivering

B. Sweating

C. Vasodilation

D. Vasoconstriction


Genetic mechanisms can be a mechanism of disease.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Poor diet, too much sun exposure and unprotected sex are considered Lifestyle risk factors.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


What is another word that can be used to describe “homeostasis”?

A. dynamic balance

B. Equal

C. Complete

D. dynamic changes


Incubation is the period of time between being infected by a pathogen and the appearance of signs and symptoms.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


A patient must tell an examiner a symptom.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Stress is a risk factor for disease.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The study of all the factors in causing a disease, like how you get a skin infection is

A. cardiology

B. pathology

C. endocrinology

D. etiology




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