12th Class Biology Origin of Life Homeostasis


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Homeostasis (Gk, homoios = same; stasis = standing) is the maintenance of a constant internal environment or steady state (blood plasma, haemolymph, extracellular fluid, etc.). The French physiologist Claude Bernard (1857) realized the importance of stability in the internal environment (milieu interieur). The term 'homeostasis' was first coined by the American physiologist Walter Bradford Cannon in 1929. Homeostasis is a fundamental property of life and is considered a good sign of life.

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