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What happens if you drink too much beer? Water gain Water loss Glossary Homeostasis is the maintenance of constant internal conditions. My cells are bathed in a liquid tissue fluid which has constant conditions. We call this thermoregulation. The amount of glucose in my blood is constant; my body achieves this using hormones such as insulin, adrenalin and glucocorticoids; there is no special name for this mechanism, it is referred to as control or regulation of blood sugar level.
The amounts of water and various mineral salts is also held constant; this is osmoregulation. Osmoregulation is Biology ecology design important: The osmotic strength of our blood obviously depends upon how much glucose and mineral salts it contains as well as how much water is present; however if we just think about the water and assume that the amounts of sugar and salts are correct, we will be able to understand how the brain and kidneys osmoregulate.
Dehydration The hypothalamus detects changes in the amount of water present in the blood. If there is too little water the blood is too concentrated it tells the pituitary gland to secrete ADH. This hormone has an effect on the kidney; ADH makes the kidney re-absorb water from the ultra-filtrate.
Higher levels of ADH make the kidney work harder to reabsorb more and more water. This results in the production of very small quantities of very concentrated urine. The result of reabsorbing water is to reduce the concentration of the blood.
By negative feedback the pituitary makes less ADH. Too little water in the blood, detected by the hypothalamus. More ADH produced by the pituitary gland. More water reabsorbed by the kidneys, caused by ADH. Blood becomes less concentrated. Negative feedback; hypothalamus detects change in blood concentration.
Pituitary produces less ADH. Blood returns to correct osmotic concentration. Waterlogging The hypothalamus detects that there is too much water in the blood. Animal cells are in danger of swelling and bursting if they are placed in a solution which is too dilute.
It is very important that the blood does not become so dilute that our cells are stressed by waterlogging. When the blood becomes too dilute, our pituitary glands stop making ADH. The kidney stops reabsorbing water. Large volumes of very dilute urine are formed.
So you just sit or stand there for a long time when you need to urinate!!! This is just the opposite of what happens when your blood is too concentrated.
When the concentration of the blood starts to rise, the pituitary gland starts to make ADH again.
This is negative feedback again. Eventually the concentration of the blood will return to normal. Too much water in the blood, detected by the hypothalamus. Less ADH produced by the pituitary gland. Less water reabsorbed by the kidneys, caused by ADH.
Blood becomes more concentrated. Pituitary produces more ADH. Beer contains alcohol which is a diuretic. Tea also contains a diuretic.
Diuretics are the opposite of anti-diuretics. The alcohol in your beer makes you produce lots of urine and this results in your blood becoming very concentrated.How to Format a Biology Lab Report Share Flipboard Email Print Hero Images / Getty Images Science.
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