Like many animal cells, neurons use a series of negative and positive feedback responses in order to appropriately react to the environment within the body.
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For example, compare neurons to nephron cells, which we have seen in earlier chapters. Both neurons and nephron cells use a complex system of active and passive transport in order to both respond to and change the chemical equilibriums on either side of their membranes. In some instances, they are responding to body conditions. In others, their function involves altering body conditions.