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Definition of "homeostatic" [homeostatic]

  • Of or pertaining to homeostasis. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "homeostatic" in a sentence
  • "The need for sleep is so basic that a second system -- called the homeostatic sleep drive -- monitors how much the body has had and sends out a powerful drowsiness signal if it needs more."
  • "We do, in part, and this effect is caused by the so-called homeostatic drive, one of the two main factors influencing sleepiness and alertness."
  • "Walter Cannon, going back to Claude Bernard, emphasized that the health and even the very existence of the body depends on what are called homeostatic processes ... that is, the apparent equilibrium of life is an active equilibrium, in which each deviation from the norm brings on a reaction in the opposite direction, which is of the nature of what we call negative feedback"