Multifunctionality and homeostasis. Regularirites of the organism functioning, important for maintenance of homeostasis

  • V. A. Kotolupov
  • V. F. Levchenko
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This paper is a continuation of our first paper «”onal model” of description of homeostasisussed some general regularities of the organism functioning connected directly with maintenance of homeostasis. It might seem that consideration of such general issues could have been only of theoretical interest; however, for the recent years, a trend has been formed in direction of cholistic physiology and medicine when there are considered first of all the organism functioning regularities responsible for maintenance of its integrity in norm and in pathology. A particular attention in the present paper is paid to consideration of multifunctional possibilities of organs and functional blocks. In our opinion, such analysis can promote solution of general problems of physiology and medicine and provides a possibility to better understand organization of processes in the organism throughout the lifespan as well as can help in elucidation of causes of some chronic diseases.

Key words

homeostasis multifunctionality modification regularities of functioning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Kotolupov
    • 1
  • V. F. Levchenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Systemic MedicineVipavaSlovenia
  2. 2.Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and BiochemistryRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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