5.7.12 – The concept of homeostasis and its importance in maintaining the body in a state of dynamic equilibrium during exercise as exemplified by thermoregulation, including the role of the heat loss, heat gain centres and mechanisms for controlled body temperature

See 4.6.11 for mechanisms of thermoregulation.

The thermoregulatory process (and most homeostatic systems) are controlled by negative feedback processes. If a system changes, it is detected, a homeostatic response is activated, which aims to return the system to its original level. Negative feedback, therefore, holds systems at a set point, in this case 37.5˚C.