Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Homeostasis

1. tendency of a system to maintain a dynamic equilibrium and in the case of environmental disturbance to restore that equilibrium by means of its own regulatory mechanisms; applied especially to higher animals that readily adjust to conditions that are optimal for survival.

2. stability of extracellular fluids.

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