the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
processes and functions of an organism
A branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.
The study and description of natural objects; natural science.
the science which treats of the phenomena of living organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life
a treatise on physiology
Origin: [L. physiologia, Gr. fysiologi`a; fy`sis nature + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. physiologie.]
Physiology is the scientific study of function in living systems. This includes how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and bio-molecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system. The highest honor awarded in physiology is the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded since 1901 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fiz-i-ol′ō-ji, n. the science of the nature and processes of life, of the vital phenomena of animals and plants and the functions of their parts—a branch of biology.—adjs. Physiolog′ic, -al.—adv. Physiolog′ically.—v.i. Physiol′ogise.—n. Physiol′ogist. [Gr. physis, nature, logos, science.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.
The numerical value of Physiology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Physiology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Oxytocin has many positive impacts on human physiology and psychology.
It is the first demonstration of an actual human heart which is based in a system that is mimicking the physiology as close as possible.
I suspect we're going to learn a lot about our physiology and how longer-duration space flights affects it, and hopefully ways to mitigate those effects.
In the moment, when you're feeling overwhelmed by stress, put on one of those songs. Research shows music can shift the physiology of your stress response and increase your confidence.
If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realize that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
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- fisiologiaCatalan, Valencian
- élettan, fiziológiaHungarian
- ֆիզիոլոգիա, բնախոսությունArmenian
- 生理, 生理学Japanese
- 生理學, 생리학Korean
- kaji tugas organ, fisiologiMalay
- sinh lý học, 生理學Vietnamese
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