What is Homeostasis?


Homeostasis is best described as a state of relative constancy in biological systems because biological systems do not remain the same; small changes occur in them; however, over long periods homeostatic mechanisms ensure that systems remain relatively constant. Homeostasis can be defined efficiently as the maintenance of a fairly constant internal environment in an organism. This is important because there are specific conditions under which the cell(s) of a living organisms function but beyond which they may not survive.

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