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ho·me·o·sta·sis

 (hō′mē-ō-stā′sĭs)
n.
A state of equilibrium, as in an organism or cell, maintained by self-regulating processes: The kidneys maintain homeostasis in the body by regulating the amount of salt and water excreted.

ho′me·o·stat′ic (-stăt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.homeostatic - related to or characterized by homeostasis
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50 pmol/L), and homeostatic model assessment insulin resistance (-0.
6 degrees), a set point for salt level in the blood, and other homeostatic (steady-state) set points that are important for maintaining stable functions throughout life.
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