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Warmer weather leads to more sweating and a greater need for our bodies to maintain homeostasis and a healthy temperature.
On a molecular level, the defended set points for cellular homeostasis are altered.
Unlike my other grade school teachers, who often expressed personal offense when my classmates (never me) were out of line, Ms. DeRoss strove for homeostasis in the classroom and in her own demeanor.
But the case for selection can only be definitively made with an experimental study targeted to address the role of these genes in maintaining cholesterol homeostasis.
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Origin and Etymology of homeostasis
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of homeostasis
: 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
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