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Bernard-Cannon homeostasis

Synonyms

Physiological homeostasis.

Related people

The set of mechanisms responsible for the cybernetic adjustment of physiological and biochemical states in postnatal life.

Description

The set of mechanisms responsible for the cybernetic adjustment of physiological and biochemical states in postnatal life.

Bibliography

  • C. Bernard:
    Leçons sur les phénomènes de la vie communs aux animaux et aux végétaux.
    Albert Dastre, editor. 2 volumes, Paris, Baillière et fils, 1878-1879. Volume 1 reedited by G. Canguilhem, Paris, 1966.
  • W. B. Cannon:
    The wisdom of the body. New York, Norton & Co., 1932.
    A discussion of the regulation of body fluids, hunger, thirst, temperature, oxygen supply, water, sugar, and proteins of the body, and the role of the asympathetic-adrenal mechanism.
  • Pat Forbis and Susan L. Bartolucci:
    Stedman's Medical Eponyms.
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998.

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