Human Body

Introduction and Historical Background

Who coined the term homeostasis?

Walter Bradford Cannon (1871–1945), who elaborated on Claude Bernard’s concept of the milieu intérieur (interior environment), used the term homeostasis to describe the body’s ability to maintain a relative constancy in its internal environment.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Science Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App