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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Late gestational nutrient restriction: Effects on ewes' metabolic and homeorhetic adaptation, consequences for lamb birth weight and lactation performance.
Negative energy balance (NEB) during transition period leads to a homeorhetic response in which involvement of adipose tissue by increased lipolysis and muscle tissue by protein mobilization are predominant (Lucy et al.
Bauman, (1989) found that bST treatment did not affect milk composition due to the homeorhetic control involved in the metabolism of lipid, carbohydrates and amino acids.
Succession is thus a homeorhetic process (Waddington 1968), in which energy flows are stabilized.
Homeorhetic controls in early lactation assure that body tissue, primarily adipose stores, will be mobilized to support milk production despite insufficient nutrient intake (Baumann and Currie, 1980).
The delivery of nutrients to the mammary gland is dependent on the physiological state of the animal by homeostatic and homeorhetic mechanisms (Bauman and Currie, 1980).