Plasticity of biological systems occurs to any level of complexity: molecular, cellular, systemic and behavioural and refers to the ability of living organisms to change their 'state' in response to any stimuli and applying the most appropriate, adaptive response.
Likewise, people ask, what is plasticity in chemistry?
Definition of plasticity. 1 : the quality or state of being plastic; especially : capacity for being molded or altered. 2 : the ability to retain a shape attained by pressure deformation.
What is meant by plasticity of the brain?
Brain plasticity (from the Greek word 'plastos' meaning molded) refers to the extraordinary ability of the brain to modify its own structure and function following changes within the body or in the external environment.
What is plasticity in geology?
Plasticity, ability of certain solids to flow or to change shape permanently when subjected to stresses of intermediate magnitude between those producing temporary deformation, or elastic behaviour, and those causing failure of the material, or rupture (see yield point).