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