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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This involves a compensatory response (homeorhesis) involving follicular recruitment, dominance and selection.
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Two physiologic processes control partitioning of nutrients: homeostasis which operates continuously and maintains steady state conditions in the body; homeorhesis which involves chronic redistribution of nutrients depending upon the priorities of specific tissues at specific times [5].
The BCS at calving explains the concept of homeorhesis, which was defined decades ago as a set of metabolic alterations in the animal that has a genetic key to safeguard important biological functions such as the survival of the newborn (through milk provision) or reproduction [18].
Homeorhesis is not a static condition but a stable equilibrium between equilibrium and disequilibrium.