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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes.

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  • Explain the meaning of the term homeostasis and give an example of a typical homeostatic mechanism.
  • Disease is a disruption in homeostasis, so you try to set it right.
  • He came up the idea of homeostasis, and was a champion of using scientific method.
  • Insulin resistant status was defined as a homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) value of > for more
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