homeorhesis


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homeorhesis

 [ho″me-o-re´sis]
a stabilized flow. The term has been proposed as a substitute for homeostasis, which implies a static rather than a fluid state in the internal environment, while homeorhesis takes into account the fluidity of change within a space-time continuum and more accurately describes the adaptations and constant interactions necessary to one's well-being in a changing environment.
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Partitioning of nutrients during Pregnancy and lactation: A review of mechanisms involving homeostasis and homeorhesis.
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