Bernard-Cannon homeostasis


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Ber·nard-Can·non ho·me·o·sta·sis

(bār-nahr' kan'ŏn),
the set of mechanisms responsible for the cybernetic adjustment of physiologic and biochemical states in postnatal life.
[Claude Bernard, Walter B. Cannon]

Ber·nard-Can·non ho·me·o·sta·sis

(bār-nahr' kan'ŏn hō-mē-ō-stā'sis)
The set of mechanisms responsible for the cybernetic adjustment of physiologic and biochemical states in postnatal life.
Synonym(s): physiologic homeostasis.
[Claude Bernard, Walter B. Cannon]

Bernard,

Claude, French physiologist, 1813-1878.
Bernard canal - the excretory duct of the head of the pancreas. Synonym(s): accessory pancreatic duct; Bernard duct
Bernard duct - Synonym(s): Bernard canal
Bernard puncture - a puncture at a point in the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain which causes glycosuria. Synonym(s): diabetic puncture
Bernard syndrome - Synonym(s): Horner syndrome
Bernard-Cannon homeostasis - the set of mechanisms responsible for the cybernetic adjustment of physiological and biochemical states in postnatal life. Synonym(s): physiological homeostasis
Bernard-Horner syndrome - Synonym(s): Horner syndrome
Bernard-Sergent syndrome - Synonym(s): acute adrenocortical insufficiency

Cannon,

Walter B., U.S. physiologist, 1871-1945.
Bernard-Cannon homeostasis - see under Bernard, Claude
Cannon law - reaction of excessive sensitivity to chemical neurotransmitters in tissue with deficiency of autonomic supply.
Cannon point - the location in the midtransverse colon at which innervation by superior and inferior mesenteric plexuses overlap at the junction of the primitive midgut and hindgut. Synonym(s): Cannon ring
Cannon ring - Synonym(s): Cannon point
Cannon syndrome - perspiration and palpitations due to increased secretion of adrenalin.
Cannon theory - a theory of the emotions that animal and human organisms respond to emergency situations by increased sympathetic nervous system activity. Synonym(s): emergency theory
Cannon-Bard theory - the view that the feeling aspect of emotion and the pattern of emotional behavior are controlled by the hypothalamus.