homeostasis homeostasis  /ˌhoʊ mi oʊ ˈsteɪ səs/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Through some deep, bottom-up process, he has developed strategies for equanimity, and now he's become a homeostasis machine.
  2. He developed the physiological concepts of homeostasis.

News

  • New method for tracking cell signaling

    Researchers have developed a new method for identifying the cell of origin of intracellular and secreted proteins within multicellular environments. The technique, named cell type specific labeling using amino acid precursors (CTAP), exploits the inability of vertebrate cells to synthesize essential amino acids normally required for growth and homeostasis.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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