The human body has an inbuilt thermostat system which helps regulate our temperature. Discover how sweating keeps us cool, and the intricate reaction that produces goosebumps.
- Human bodies are kept at a constant temperature of 37∞C.
- Our brain and skin monitor and maintain our body temperature.
- When it is hot we sweat to cool down.
- When it is cold we get goosebumps to preserve heat.
Whatever the temperature outside, your brain must keep the temperature inside your body at a constant 37°C.
This is vital for all your body's processes to work.
Just a few degrees either side and you become seriously ill, and can even die.
Your brain constantly monitors and makes adjustments to your temperature, …
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