Homeostasis is the biological process allowing an organism to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting physiological processes. It is a vital characteristic of living organisms, enabling them to adjust to external and internal changes while maintaining optimal conditions for survival.

The term stems from Greek words ‘homoios’, meaning similar, and ‘stasis’, implying stability. As a central principle in physiology, homeostasis underscores the continuous interplay between numerous bodily functions to sustain a stable internal environment. It encompasses various complex mechanisms such as temperature regulation, osmoregulation, and pH balancing.

A disruption in homeostasis can lead to disease or even death if not rectified promptly. The body employs corrective measures via feedback loops – negative feedback inhibiting change and positive feedback amplifying it. This intricate system enables organisms to endure fluctuating environments while ensuring survival.


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Category: Biology
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Semantic Relevance: Regulation of internal conditions in living organisms
Parent Category: Physiology
Subcategories: Cellular homeostasis, Organismal homeostasis
Synonyms: Biological balance, Internal equilibrium
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