The term may not be applied to a single organism, as the current entry in Wikipedia (as of 08/07/07) suggests, quote: "Health is the level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism at both the micro(cellular) and macro(social) level. In the medical field, health is commonly defined as an organism's ability to efficiently respond to challenges (stressors) and effectively restore and sustain a "state of balance," known as homeostasis."

Thus, health, at a top level, may be circumscribed as "A state of equilibrium".

Whilst this introduces terms yet undefined, it more emphasizes that 'health' can not be defined on an individual level but as a characteristic of a whole system.

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