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Q: Your body works efficiently to maintain its internal balance despite the fact that external conditions often change. This is an example of
A: Homeostasis (from Greek: ?µ????, "hómoios", "similar",[1] and st?s??, stásis, "standing still"[2]) is the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, [ relatively constant condition of properties such as temperature or pH. It can be either an open or closed system. In simple terms, it is a process in which the body's internal environment is kept
stable. It was defined by Claude Bernard and later by Walter Bradford Cannon in 1926,1929 and 1932. - - homeostasis - - 1.the tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function. 2. Psychology . a state of psychological equilibrium obtained when tension or a drive has been reduced or eliminated. 3. Entomology . the ability of members of a colony of social insects to behave cooperatively to produce a desired result, as when bees coordinate the fanning of their wings to cool the hive. ]
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