- Understanding Cardiovascular Function: An Irreducibly Complex System for
- Similarly, when it comes to controlling the body's water content, the osmoreceptors must be sensitive enough and send the right information to the right place. The posterior pituitary gland cells must send out the right amount of ADH.
- Controlling Blood Pressure Requires an Irreducibly Complex System
- The osmoreceptors in the hypothalamus, which detect the water content of the body, are shrink sensitive and affect the release of ADH.
- Understanding Cardiovascular Function: Beyond Irreducible Complexity
- This takes place through osmoreceptors, Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH), and the ability of ADH to stimulate the thirst center and specific ADH receptors in the kidneys.
- Understanding Cardiovascular Function: The Challenge of Maintaining the Body's
- By monitoring cell volume, the osmoreceptors sense the total water content of the body. The frequency of nerve messages the osmoreceptors send out is directly related to their cell volume. The more the osmoreceptors shrink, the more frequent the nerve ...
- Cardiovascular Function: The Body's Irreducibly Complex System for Controlling
- It uses osmoreceptors (to detect its total water content) and sensors in the kidneys and heart (to detect its sodium content) to determine how much Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH) and aldosterone to send out respectively.
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