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set point

A homeostatic mechanism that maintains a variable (such as body temperature, body weight, blood glucose level, or hormone levels) within specific limits.
Synonym: settling point See: homeostasis
See also: point
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We observed a change in the synapse, indicating that the homeostatic mechanism had adjusted to maintain a new set point in the older animal," Mahoney said.
If the water flow rate is lower than the minimum water flow rate set point, the minimum water flow rate set point is used to modulate the pump speed.
Gonzalez responded with two big serves Nadal could not return, while a third set point had to be replayed to the Spaniard's disgust when a plastic bag drifted across the court.
Next, the combination of all the high temperature parameters (low belt speed, high zone set points, and high static pressure) and low temperature parameters (high belt speed, low zone set points, and low static pressure) was used to determine the interactions on each board.
If you do allow tenants to control thermostats, reset them to the optimal set point each night so tenants' overrides are only temporary.
Venus fought off a break point in the seventh game to take a 5-2 lead but Serena held in the eighth and faced three set points in the ninth game before reeling off five points in a row to pull back to 5-4.
58, quickly raced to set point at 6-4 and although Murray saved one he couldn't hold on and Melzer finished him off with a superb drop shot.
Viral set point is the level of HIV in the blood (viral load) after the immune system's initial response to the virus, generally three or four months after a person is infected.
Suitable for all processes where viscosity is critical, the Norcross VISC1000 viscosity control system lets users change each station separately, such as air valve, solvent control parameters, set points, high-low alarms and color-codes for ingredients.
Schnyder cruised through the first set then fought off five set points before dropping the second set.
The high fees referred to in the article also provide guaranteed minimums or set points in many products.