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homeostasis

noun ho·meo·sta·sis

Medical Definition of homeostasis

  1. :  the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions (as body temperature or the pH of blood) in higher animals under fluctuating environmental conditions; also :  the process of maintaining a stable psychological state in the individual under varying psychological pressures or stable social conditions in a group under varying social, environmental, or political factors

homeostatic or British homoeostatic \-ˈstat-ik\play adjective
homeostatically or British homoeostatically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adjective


Variants of homeostasis

or British homoeostasis \ˌhō-mē-ō-ˈstā-səs\play

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