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PHYSIOLOGY: What its All About

The term physiology is derived from two Greek words, “physis” meaning “nature” and “logos” meaning “word”. Physiology is a field of science that involves studying various functions of living organisms. It will in fact not be incorrect to say that: "Physiology is the study of life". Students of physiology are always busy trying to learn answers to important questions in a wide variety of areas concerning living organisms. Physiology is a subject that is studied in libraries, laboratories and outside in the field. Physiology is a critically important basic science because it is the foundation upon which we build our knowledge of what normal functioning is, how disease states are developed and how to treat them, and how to best cope with stresses encountered by our bodies due to the changes in our environment.

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In general, physiology is divided into two major branches namely animal physiology and plant physiology. The methods and principles of the field of physiology, however, are the same whether one is dealing with one or the other branch. In other words, knowledge gained from the study of plant cells is often relevant and applicable to animal physiology. Animal physiology is further subdivided into human physiology and study of physiological functions of non-human species. There are many other scientific fields that are related to physiology with some of these being biophysics, biochemistry, biomechanics, and pharmacology.

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