the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes.
the organic processes or functions in an organism or in any of its parts.
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How to use physiology in a sentence
The curriculum includes medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and mock visits.Time-crunched doctors are relying on remote-working scribes to take notes via video call | lbelanger225 | September 30, 2020 | Fortune
You don’t need to know much about the world’s tallest mountain or high-altitude physiology to appreciate how difficult—and occasionally deadly—climbing above 8,000 meters can be, even with canned oxygen and lots of help.Kilian Jornet Has a New Book on His Epic Everest Quest | Nick Heil | September 29, 2020 | Outside Online
I was excited to dig in and figure out what all the pieces would reveal about my physiology.
On the home screen, you can swipe through a few slides and read how hormonal fluctuations may affect your physiology, training, and nutrition.
The largest and most consistent brain sex difference has been found in the hypothalamus, a small structure that regulates reproductive physiology and behavior.
Experts hailed from disciplines such as agronomy, exercise physiology, endocrinology, metabolomics, and rheology, among others.
For example, did you know that our gut physiology actually mirrors what happens in the soil?
Journal of physiology, 2011, doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.20992.
But I then had to understand it all and studied the physiology of alcoholism.
A French physiology team found that toddlers prefer smells they were exposed to in the first weeks of life.
physiology has demonstrated that the impression is transmitted from the finger-tip to the brain by means of the nervous system.Urania | Camille Flammarion
The animal body is not a test-tube and, in it, the laws of physics are modified by those of physiology.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
They ridicule the Brachmanes as boasters and fools for occupying themselves with physiology and astronomy.
Neither physiology nor hygiene can be of much value in the schools, as a study, unless there is an application of what is taught.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
The relations, indeed, of that science to the science of physiology must never be overlooked or undervalued.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for physiology
the branch of science concerned with the functioning of organisms
the processes and functions of all or part of an organism
- physiologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for physiology
The scientific study of an organism's vital functions, including growth and development, the absorption and processing of nutrients, the synthesis and distribution of proteins and other organic molecules, and the functioning of different tissues, organs, and other anatomic structures. Physiology studies the normal mechanical, physical, and biochemical processes of animals and plants.
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Cultural definitions for physiology
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