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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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(Greek: staying the same) is a fundamental idea in our understanding of the workings of the body. The concept had

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
The ability or tendency to maintain a constant physical or chemical state within a system using compensatory control mechanisms. Physiological homeostasis is illustrated by the maintenance ... More
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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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32 words

the maintenance of a relatively constant internal environment in the bodies of higher animals by means of a series of

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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294 words

The main concept of homeostasis is the principle of negative feedback control, which was developed for military purposes in the

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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In biology, processes that maintain constant conditions within a cell or organism in response to either internal or external changes.

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