According to the University of New Mexico (UNM), the human body maintains temperature by keeping a strict balance between heat loss and heat gain. The hypothalamus, which is found in the brain, is considered the body’s t... More »

Swelling of blood vessels increases the amount of heat carried by the blood to the skin, allowing the excess heat to be expelled from the body. Blood vessels also constrict and conserve heat to raise body temperature. More »

When homeostasis is not maintained, the body cannot function properly and illness may ensure. Homeostasis is the process in which the body's overall internal environment is kept constant in response to any external envir... More »

The University of New Mexico explains that heat production is a byproduct of metabolism, or the sum of the chemical processes in the body. When the body breaks down food molecules, the energy in the chemical bonds of the... More »

The normal blood pH balance in the human body is between 7.35 and 7.45, says MedicineNet. Blood pH represents the concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood, and pH stands for power of hydrogen. More » Science Human Anatomy

Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, the human body generates about 330 BTUs per hour of heat. The same diet also inputs 7,900 BTUs of energy into the human body through food consumption. Because most of this energy is used by... More »

Bones, muscle, and skin work together in the human body by providing the body with structure and organs with protection, by moving the body and allowing organs to function, and by containing and protecting all bodily mat... More »