Positive and Negative Loops - Anatomy - Prof. Paul Andersen - Lecture 6 of 16 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Biochemistry

Description: Prof. Paul Andersen explains how feedback loops allow living organisms to maintain homeostasis. He uses thermoregulation in mammals to explain how a negative feedback loop functions. He uses fruit ripening to explain how a positive feedback loop functions. He also explains what can happen when a feedback look is altered. Diabetes mellitus is caused by an alteration in the blood glucose feedback loop.
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University: Harvard University (MA)