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Accommodation in exercise physiology, refers to the process by which the response to constant stimuli decreases with repeated application. Novel and beneficial stressors yield “supercompensation” whereas monotonous/detrimental stressors yield stagnation or decay.

The term accommodation may also used to describe responses to environmental stressors that are not entirely successful because, even though they are adaptive responses, they may result in sacrifice or loss in other areas. So, accommodation refers to a more temporary response which in the long run is not entirely adaptive.

Accommodation also refers to the ability of the ciliary muscles to change the thickness of the lens of the eye in order to focus both near and far objects on the retina.

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