equilibrium reaction


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equilibrium reaction

automatic, reflexive, compensatory movements of body parts that restore and maintain the center of gravity over the base of support when the center of gravity of the supporting surface is displaced. Equilibrium reactions begin to develop around 6 months of age. See also general adaptation syndrome,local adaptation syndrome. Also called equilibrium responses.
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A wet silica treatment process initially seemed very inefficient because we expected the excess water to keep this equilibrium reaction from working.
Both groups could have measurements taken of muscle activation to determine if righting reactions or equilibrium reactions are being utilized.
Vinal, A Study of Equilibrium Reactions in the Lechlanche Dry Cells, Trans.

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