[Some general pathological and biological categories: health, disease, homeostasis, sanogenesis, adaptation, immunity. New approaches and definitions]

Patol Fiziol Eksp Ter. 2004 Jul-Sep:(3):3-7.
[Article in Russian]


The article outlines new approaches to definition of categories of homeostasis, health, disease and sanogenesis in terms of relationships between human body and environment. According to these definitions, health is the state of the body with unaffected functional dynamic homeostasis securing optimal functioning for productive relations with the environment; disease is the state of the body with affected functional dynamic homeostasis and its inability to accomplish functions for productive relations with the environment. These formulations reflect biological and social aspects of the above categories.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological*
  • Disease*
  • Environmental Health
  • Health*
  • Homeostasis*
  • Humans
  • Immunity*
  • Reference Values
  • Terminology as Topic