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Search Results for: steady state

Post-steady state

post-steady state Any period of time, particularly in an enzyme-catalyzed reaction, after the steady-state interval; e.g.,... Read More

Steady state

steady state A dynamic... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory... Read More

Steady-state velocity

steady-state velocity The velocity of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction in which, over the time course of the study, the... Read More

Oxygen consumption

Oxygen consumption The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen stpd used per milligram of tissue per... Read More


remodeling A cyclical process by which bone maintains a dynamic steady state through sequential resorption and formation of... Read More


Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Dynamic equilibrium

Definition noun A system in a steady state since forward reaction and backward reaction occur at the same... Read More

Oxygen deficit

oxygen deficit The difference between oxygen uptake of the body during early stages of exercise and during a similar... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More


Decline 1. A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is... Read More


Establish 1. To make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set (a thing) in a place and make it stable there; to... Read More

Generation of resting membrane potential

Stephen H. Wright Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More


overshoot 1. Generally, any initial change, in response to a sudden step change in some factor, that is greater than the... Read More

Muscle tone

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More


shine 1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun... Read More


Definition noun (1) Tonicity of muscle. (2) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow... Read More

Carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity Definition What is carrying capacity? In biology and environmental science, the carrying capacity of a... Read More

Muscle tonus

Definition noun (1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve... Read More


Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More