Sentence example with the word 'homeostasis'


aplomb, constancy, fastness, invariability, rootedness, security, stability, steadfastness, steady state, uniformity

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

Last update: August 21, 2015


ADAPTIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VARIABLES _Basal Metabolic Rate and Intrinsic Rate of Natural Increase_ Basal metabolic rate represents the minimum energy required by an animal to maintain basic homeostasis (Lusk, 1917:141; Kleiber, 1932, 1961:251; Benedict, 1938; Brody, 1945:59; Robbins, 1983:105-111).   [Please select]


_Capacity for Evaporative Cooling_ Latent heat loss occurs as a result of evaporation from the respiratory tract and through the skin, and except under conditions of heat stress, it "is a liability in thermal and osmotic homeostasis" (Calder and King, 1974:302).   [Please select]

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