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A natural state to which a dynamically stable system tends to return if perturbed, such as normal body temperature of 37°C, or the weight to which a person's body tends to revert after loss or gain from unusual or special circumstances or activities such as temporary illness, dieting, or overeating. See also appestat, homeostasis.

Subjects: Psychology.

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