Anatomy & Physiology Question #39


Which term is described as a feedback mechanism that exaggerates the stimulus with an automatic response?


  1. Positive feedback
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  2. Extrinsic regulation
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  3. Negative feedback
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  4. Autoregulation
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The correct answer is A. When an initial stimulus causes a response that exaggerates the stimulus and produces a response that exaggerates the stimulus, the mechanism is called positive feedback. Extrinsic regulation, negative feedback, and autoregulation do not produce this response.

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