allostasis


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allostasis

[‚al·ə′stā·səs]
(psychology)
The ongoing adaptive efforts of the body to maintain stability (homeostasis) in response to stressors.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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