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Meaning of HOMEOSTASIS

Pronunciation:  `howmeeu'steysis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes
 

HOMEOSTASIS is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: equilibrium, physiological condition, physiological state

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The ability of an organism to maintain a constant internal environment (i.e. body temperature, fluid content, etc.) though regulatory mechanisms that compensate for a changing external environment.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a term used in systems thinking to describe the action of negative feedback processes in maintaining the system at a constant equilibrium state.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aplomb, balance, balanced personality, constancy, cool, equilibrium, fastness, firmness, imperturbability, invariability, nerve, reliability, rootedness, sang-froid, secureness, security, solidity, soundness, stability, stable equilibrium, stable state, steadfastness, steadiness, steady nerves, steady state, substantiality, undeflectability, uniformity, unshakable nerves, unshakableness
 

 

 

 

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