A prerequisite for organic life to exist are cells. Your body is made up of approx. Billiard one of them. A cell is in itself a self-contained breathing unit with particular characteristics. It is dependent on the supply of energy, it can reproduce itself and has specialized tasks. In a philosophical perspective, a cell is considered as a micro individual in its own environmental body, just as a man is a subject in its environment.
The cell's outer membrane (plasma membrane) is a kind of skin that keeps in place the cell's internal organs (organelles). Central to the cell's nucleus. It contains genes (genes) that determine which properties the cells get. A cell has thus the ability to store information that it transmits from generation to generation. (Paradox: Can a cell doctrine? Could the store new information? Has it something that can be considered memory? Someone actually mean it.)
A cell is made up of proteins. It uses most of the energy it receives (glucose) to form protein. Building block of protein are amino acids, which is cleaved by digestion of the food we eat. The cell uses protein to grow in size (vips! you have more muscle), or to reproduce (vips! You have a new skin for wound You incurred).
The cells are very vulnerable to change, and an imbalance in the extracellular fluid will cause them to not work properly. This will eventually result in illness and death in the worst case (read about darkness and natural reactions ).
The body's anatomy and physiology is on this basis designed to ensure an optimal internal environment, in relation to the environment it operates in. affinity with Darwin's theory of evolution is as you might guess, very present. It's all about adaptation and survival.
This creature is dependent on a stable internal environment to develop normally.
In the first nine months after conception, the cells ensured an optimal environment in the mother's womb. After nine months the embryo is too large and must support themselves. When it's time to say goodbye to the stable environment of the uterus and embryos are born. A new body is born!
If the body should be able to exist independently of the uterus, it needs more organ systems. The cells therefore haste. Over the course of nine months, they work like whipped heavy lift workers and builds an unfinished edifice consisting of:
- Connective tissue system (including bones and skin)
- The nervous system
- The endocrine system (hormone production)
- Digestive system
- The lymphatic system (including immune system)
- The circulatory system (blood circulation)
Everything is sealed with the skin, a body which, in addition to acting as an effective protection plays an important role in the regulation of body temperature. The body is also equipped with a sensory apparatus, which is organ systems' (or body) connection to the external environment and that make it possible to orient themselves.
All organ systems involved in the effort to maintain homeostatic equilibrium and systems communicate with each other. The nervous system, and to some extent the endocrine system, ensures that communication is as efficient as possible, with the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) as supreme commander.
In this way the body's organs into a unified entity created for one purpose: to maintain balance in the internal environment to the cells (the body) can survive in the environment (eg. Jungle). An imbalance or disease in any of the organ systems, will have an impact on the rest of the systems and the body as a whole.
Since the body is only half done when it is born, the environment they grow up in a particularly crucial for further development. The environment outside the womb must maintain the new body's needs at all levels, physically and mentally. It must provide for maintaining the homeostatic equilibrium.
The body is not fully developed until after about 20 years, and the homeostatic processes will have a lot to say about how the structure will be. If the homeostatic equilibrium is much disturbed, the body will get permanent damage and may never be complete. The body as a survival strategy thankfully ability to adapt, and it can adjust the homeostatic equilibrium in step with changes in the environment. This is called "survival of the fittest," and they (the individual or the species) that are unable to adapt to environmental changes will eventually die out.
In some future articles I'll let the topic be balance. Balance is, in my opinion, is a universal principle that applies to all levels of the universe. It is the condition of ALT actually working against, and that is the key to peace and happiness of the individual and the world.
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