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Meaning of "homeostasis" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOMEOSTASIS

homeostasis  [ˌhəʊmɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOMEOSTASIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Homeostasis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOMEOSTASIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

homeostasis

Homeostasis

Homeostasis, also spelled homoeostasis or homœostasis, is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant. Examples of homeostasis include the regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity. It is a process that maintains the stability of the human body's internal environment in response to changes in external conditions. The concept was described by Claude Bernard in 1865 and the word was coined by Walter Bradford Cannon in 1926, 1929 and 1932. Although the term was originally used to refer to processes within living organisms, it is frequently applied to automatic control systems such as thermostats. Homeostasis requires a sensor to detect changes in the condition to be regulated, an effector mechanism that can vary that condition; and a negative feedback connection between the two.

Definition of homeostasis in the English dictionary

The definition of homeostasis in the dictionary is the maintenance of metabolic equilibrium within an animal by a tendency to compensate for disrupting changes. Other definition of homeostasis is the maintenance of equilibrium within a social group, person, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOMEOSTASIS


Acis
ˈeɪsɪs
analysis
əˈnælɪsɪs
anastasis
ˌænəˈsteɪsɪs
bacteriostasis
bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs
basis
ˈbeɪsɪs
cataclasis
ˌkætəˈkleɪsɪs
cholestasis
ˌkəʊlɪˈsteɪsɪs
crasis
ˈkreɪsɪs
crisis
ˈkraɪsɪs
ectasis
ɛkˈteɪsɪs
Fornacis
fɔːˈneɪsɪs
genesis
ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
haemostasis
ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs
hemostasia
ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs
hemostasis
ˌhiːməʊˈsteɪsɪs
homoeostasis
ˌhəʊmɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs
Isis
ˈaɪsɪs
oasis
əʊˈeɪsɪs
stasis
ˈsteɪsɪs
synthesis
ˈsɪnθɪsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOMEOSTASIS

homeomorphism
homeomorphous
homeomorphy
homeopath
homeopathic
homeopathically
homeopathist
homeopathy
homeosis
homeostases
homeostatic
homeoteleuton
homeotherm
homeothermal
homeothermic
homeothermism
homeothermous
homeothermy
homeotic
homeotypic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOMEOSTASIS

amebiasis
antiperistasis
apocatastasis
atelectasis
bronchiectasis
candidiasis
catastasis
diastasis
emphasis
entasis
epistasis
epitasis
giardiasis
hypostasis
iconostasis
metastasis
protasis
psoriasis
telangiectasis
trial basis

Synonyms and antonyms of homeostasis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «homeostasis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOMEOSTASIS

Find out the translation of homeostasis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of homeostasis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «homeostasis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动态平衡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

homeostasis
570 millions of speakers

English

homeostasis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

homeostasis
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التوازن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гомеостаз
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

homeostase
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হোমিওস্টয়াটিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

homéostasie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Homeostasis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Homöostase
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

恒常性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

항상성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Homeostasis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

homeostasis
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீர்ச்சம
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

होमियोस्टासिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

homeostazı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

omeostasi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

homeostazy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гомеостаз
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

homeostazia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ομοιόσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

homeostase
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

homeostas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

homeostase
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of homeostasis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMEOSTASIS»

The term «homeostasis» is very widely used and occupies the 21.040 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOMEOSTASIS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about homeostasis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOMEOSTASIS»

Discover the use of homeostasis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to homeostasis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rethinking Homeostasis: Allostatic Regulation in Physiology ...
An overview of allostasis, the process by which the body maintains overall viability under normal and adverse conditions.
Jay Schulkin, 2003
2
Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological ...
This 2005 book introduces the concept of allostasis and sets it alongside traditional views of homeostasis. It addresses basic regulatory systems and examines the behavior of bodily regulation under duress.
Jay Schulkin, 2004
3
Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing
In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain: * the concept of homeostasis * the relevance of physiology to common disorders * the patient's response to these disorders * the appropriate nursing response.
Tonks Fawcett, Roger Watson, 2014
4
Homeostasis and Toxicology of Essential Metals
The metals featured in this volume are those about which there has been most public and scientific concern, and therefore are those most widely studied by fish researchers.
Chris M. Wood, Anthony Peter Farrell, Colin J. Brauner, 2012
5
Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Resistance
Glucose homeostasis and insulin resistance presents a broad overview of the molecular, biochemical and clinical aspects of glucose metabolism and glucose resistance. the book serves to acquaint the reader with recent information on topics ...
Leszek Szablewski, 2011
6
Zinc Biochemistry, Physiology, and Homeostasis: Recent ...
Chapters in this book review the remarkable advances in the field of zinc biology over the last decade.
W. Maret, 2002
7
Iron Uptake and Homeostasis in Microorganisms
In this book, an international team of authors presents a comprehensive collection of reviews on iron uptake and metabolism in various microorganisms, including Rhizobia, Bordetella, Shigella, E. coli, Erwinia, Vibrio, Aeromonas, ...
Pierre Cornelis, Simon C. Andrews, 2010
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Perioperative Practice: Fundamentals of Homeostasis
Generously illustrated in colour and black and white, the text features further learning activities and useful summaries of key points.
John Clancy, Andrew J. McVicar, Nicola Baird, 2002
9
Molecular Sensors for Cardiovascular Homeostasis
This book is aimed at providing the state-of-the-art reviews which define how the biologic systems sense changes in environment, alter their activities or function, and cross talk with other neurohormonal systems to modulate ...
D.H. Wang, 2007
10
Yoga and Meditation: A Holistic Approach to Perfect Homeostasis
Learn how to relax your body and mind and give yourself a great refreshing lift with Yoga and MeditationAuthor Dr Yogini Shubh Veer has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 4 decades and in Yoga & Meditation she shares her rich ...
Yogini Shubh Veer, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOMEOSTASIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term homeostasis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Will Über-Athletes Undermine the Future of Sports? | Jon Entine
The issue is homeostasis. While many of us naively view the human body as an invincible machine, it is an integrated combination of tendons, ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Probiotics and Prebiotics for Skin Health - Natural Products INSIDER
These host-associated microbes play a well-established role in homeostasis in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract … There is now substantial ... «Natural Products INSIDER, Jul 15»
3
Yoga for staying cool this summer | GulfNews.com
... the brain which releases relaxing hormones, improves homeostasis and induces muscular relaxation and tranquillity in the body and mind. «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
4
Parkinson's Disease: The Devil Is in the Protein | Insight … - Gen
... conformations, termed protofibrils, are the toxic species that mediate disruption of cellular homeostasis and neuronal death through effects on ... «Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Jul 15»
5
BMC Systems Biology | Full text | Systems biology surveillance …
As part of this response, EIF pathways are targeted to facilitate restoration of protein homeostasis through prevention of misfolded protein accumulation that ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
6
US FDA grants Orphan Drug designation to Cleave Biosciences' CB …
CB-5083 is a first-in-class, oral inhibitor of p97, a critical enzyme that controls various aspects of protein homeostasis. Cleave is currently ... «pharmabiz.com, Jul 15»
7
Wayne State researcher receives $1.9 million grant to improve EPCs …
Impaired EPC mobilization and homing influence vascular homeostasis and compensatory angiogenesis, and patients with reduced EPC ... «News-Medical.net, Jul 15»
8
Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) Had Its Target Increased by …
... including intracellular signaling pathways, protein homeostasis and epigenetics in cancer and immune cells, immunomodulation in cancer ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
9
Celgene Corporation 13.1% Potential Upside Now Implied by RBC …
... including intracellular signaling pathways, protein homeostasis and epigenetics in cancer and immune cells, immunomodulation in cancer ... «DirectorsTalk Interviews, Jul 15»
10
Sedentary time fails to predict metabolic parameters, outcome …
... 2-hour post-challenge glucose, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), HbA1c, impaired fasting glucose, impaired ... «Healio, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Homeostasis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/homeostasis>. Aug 2019 ».
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