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Bernard-Cannon homeostasis

Pronunciation: bar-nahr' kan'on

Definition: the set of mechanisms responsible for the cybernetic adjustment of physiologic and biochemical states in postnatal life.

Synonym(s): physiologic homeostasis

[Claude Bernard, Walter B. Cannon]

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