Homeostasis is the human body keeping a constant internal temperature.
An example of homeostasis is the human body keeping an average temperature of 98.6 degrees.
- Physiol. the tendency to maintain, or the maintenance of, normal internal stability in an organism by coordinated responses of the organ systems that automatically compensate for environmental changes
- any analogous maintenance of stability or equilibrium, as within a social group
Origin of homeostasisModL: see homeo- and amp; stasis
Coined from Ancient Greek ὅμος (hómos, “similar”) + ιστημι (histēmi, “standing still”)/stasis (from στάσις (stasis)) by Walter Bradford Cannon.