Definition of allostasis
- Therefore, allostasis is the process that keeps the organism alive and functioning, i.e. maintaining homeostasis or “maintaining stability through change” and promoting adaptation and coping, at least in the short run.
- —Bruce S. McEwen, Neurobiology of Aging, 2002
allostaticplay \ˌa-lō-ˈsta-tik\ adjective
- an allostatic state
- allostatic systems