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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 Bruce A. Beutler, Jules A. Hoffmann, Ralph M. Steinman
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Equilibrium when the rate of change over time equals zero The system state, which is balanced between in and out of the system. Equilibrium is a state where properties are not changing. To be in equilibrium means to have two (or more) opposing things become equal or balanced. Equilibrium is a state of no net change in some aspect of a system. It may be static or dynamic, stable or unstable. Equilibrium is a steady state that a system will take given enough time . If it is left alone it will not change. The state of the system is unchanging. something is in equilibrium when the variable associated with that something does not change forward and reverse reactions are happening at equal rates. There is an event taking place in two opposite directions at the same rate there is no tendency for change to be at a balanced state A condition of balance between competing forces or concentrations. That a state is at a balanced position where no changes need to occur to balance the system. Equilibrium is a state at which a system is at steady state.
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Equilibrium Given sufficient time, all systems will reach an equilibrium state in which the internal variables are constant in time. In the absence of external fields, the variables will also be constant in space. Practically speaking, we are always dealing with approximate equilibrium states in biology Dealing with the inherent non-equilibrium nature of biology remains a fundamental challenge that is by and large completely neglected
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