One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The process by which the body responds to stressors in order to regain homeostasis.
- ‘In most cases, the physiological effects of acute stressors are reversible owing to the amazing ability of the human organism to re-establish allostasis.’
- ‘This concept of optimal resource allocation under limited resource availability is similar to the concept of allostasis, where limited resources are allocated in order to maintain essential homeostasis.’
- ‘He discusses allostasis, the fight-or-flight reaction a person feels in the face of stressful situations.’
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