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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian Last Updated: Mar 25, 2016 Views: 61
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica (2013), homeostasis is "any self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival."
While you are looking at that article in the Encyclopedia--which also discusses internal equilibrium, homeostatic regulation, and other assorted references--check out the article on sepsis. Using the knowledge you discover upon comparing these two terms you should be able to determine if homeostasis ultimately leads to sepsis.
Homeostasis. (2013). In Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/