Claude Bernard

(1813—1878) French physiologist

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French physiologist who formulated the principle of homeostasis, the physiological self-corrective mechanism that “automatically” seeks to restore the normal internal bodily environment when it is disrupted. Bernard's concepts remain relevant in studies of the physiological basis of many environmental health problems.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

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