News tagged with homeostasis

Research finds new exercise benefit

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an important new benefit of exercise: It increases the ability of skeletal muscle cells to remove damaged components and other ...

Sep 26, 2013
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Telmisartan reverses insulin resistance in mice

(HealthDay)—Treating mice fed a high-fat diet with telmisartan reverses insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, but only when the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-δ (PPAR-δ) gene is present, ...

Jan 03, 2013
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Homeostasis

Homeostasis (from Greek: ὅμοιος, hómoios, "similar" and στάσις, stásis, "standing still";) is the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, constant condition of properties like temperature or pH. It can be either an open or closed system.

It was defined by Claude Bernard and later by Walter Bradford Cannon in 1926, 1929 and 1932)

Typically used to refer to a living organism, the concept came from that of milieu interieur that was created by Claude Bernard and published in 1865. Multiple dynamic equilibrium adjustment and regulation mechanisms make homeostasis possible.

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