Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Cannon , Walter Bradford (1967), The wisdom of the body, Peter Smith Pub Inc, Retrieved on 2012-01-30
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    30 JAN 2012

     Homeostasis

    The constant conditions which are maintained in the body might be termed equilibria. That word, however, has come to have fairly exact meaning as applied to relatively simple physico-chemical states, in closed systems, where known forces are balanced. The coordinated physiological processes which maintain most of the steady states in the organism are so complex and so peculiar to living beings- involving, as they may, the brain and nerves, the heart, lungs, kidneys and spleen, all working coo...
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    Origin of the word, meaning the tendency of animal life to maintain an internal equilibrium.