[ al-uh-stey-sis ]

  1. the process of continual change by which an organism adjusts its internal functions, such as temperature, blood pressure, etc., in response to activity or the environment so as to maintain physiological stability.: Compare homeostasis (def. 1).

Origin of allostasis

First recorded in 1985–90; allo- + stasis

Words Nearby allostasis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023