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homeostasis


You’ll have to excuse Timothy; he used caffeine yesterday and now his homeostasis is out of balance.
Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  the process of keeping the internal environment of the body stable by making adjustments to changes in the external environment
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The term can also be applied in sociology to group dynamics.
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  • You’ll have to excuse Timothy; he used caffeine yesterday and now his homeostasis is out of balance.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The mind, somehow remembering, after a time alters any body to a certain extent, engendering a new homeostasis, permitting a gradual return of power.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • I began to understand about the unbalanced homeostasis.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Within ten minutes Lou Ann and I were in the kitchen drinking diet Pepsi and splitting our gussets laughing about homeostasis and bean turds.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
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Associated words [difficulty]:   homeostasis [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Medicine, Human Behavior, Nature & Ecology, Science
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