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What is the difference between Homeostasis and Hemostasis?

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Homeostasis is the mechanism by which a biological system maintains an equilibrium state, such as body temperature, salinity, osmolarity, acidity, and such. Hemostasis is any mechanism by which an organism with a circulatory system (with blood... not all living things have blood) keeps the blood a) from leaking out, and b) perfusing the right organs. If you go to the doctor's office for stitches because you cut yourself and it won't stop bleeding, the stitches promote and achieve hemostasis. Everything else you do to stay alive (most of it is subconcious) maintains homeostasis... breathing, shiverring, etc. more
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