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What is homeostenosis?

David A. Merrill, MD
Psychiatry
As people get older or develop chronic diseases like dementia, there's a narrowing (or stenosis) of reserve capacity; when something that used to be a nuisance suddenly becomes a major problem. This phenomenon has been called homeostenosis, which is a decreased ability to maintain homeostasis (balance) under stress.

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