Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Allostasis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_159

Definition

Maintaining stability (or homeostasis). Different situations require variations in physiological set points, for which regulatory changes throughout the body are necessary in order to maintain optimal levels of biological function.

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