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norm

norm  

1 The set point or reference point in a system that has its output maintained at a constant level. For example, the norm for body core temperature is approximately 37 °C. See also homeostasis.2 An ...
stressor

stressor  

An internal or external factor that makes demands on an individual and tends to disrupt homeostasis. Stressors include physical trauma, disease, social events and situations, and the demands of ...
ventilatory buffering

ventilatory buffering  

A homeostatic mechanism (see homeostasis) involving changes in ventilation that help to maintain the acid-base balance in body fluids. Ventilatory buffering is particularly important during exercise ...

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