1.4 – Homeostasis

Pages 25 – 28 of the CGP revision notes.

Key questions

  • What factors need to be kept constant in the body?
  • How are ions regulated?
  • How is water lost from the body?
  • How is body temperature controlled?
  • How is blood sugar level controlled?
  • What are the arguments for / against performance enhancing drugs?
  • Why aspects of statins / cannabis need to be taken into account?
  • What are the main stages of testing drugs?
  • What went wrong with thalidomide?
  • What terms link cannabis to hard drugs?
  • How do legal drugs compare in terms of impact?