homeokinesis

homeokinesis

achievement of equilibrium in body functions by dynamic processes.
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These animals, as homeotherms, demand to maintain a state of body thermal homeokinesis within a specific range of ambient temperatures; the thermo-neutral zone (Robertshaw,
Thus, according to the theorem of Prigogine, a stationary state is characterized by minimal dispersion of entropy, which, for the alive systems, can be formulated as follows: maintenance of homeokinesis requires minimum energy consumption, i.
This mode of operation, called homeostasis or homeokinesis, does not exclude qualitative changes but keeps them within certain limits, preferring self-preservation of function over slight changes of structure.