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physiology   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,437 words

is defined by dictionaries as ‘the science of the normal functions and phenomena of living things’. The physiology of animals

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
21 words

the science dealing with the functioning of cells, tissues, organs, and organisms, and with the chemical and physical phenomena concerned.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007

In humans, the study of the functioning of normal, healthy people and their body structures. Compare pathology.

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
17 words

Branch of biology concerned with the functions of living organisms, as opposed to their structure (anatomy).

physiology

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Tilly Tansey

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,802 words
Twentieth-century physiology included detailed examinations, at several levels, of the functioning of particular organs or systems both in the laboratory and in the intact animal ... More
physiology — history

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Tilly Tansey

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,750 words
This is the study of how the body works and nowadays includes or is closely related to other scientific specialties, including biochemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, and molecular ... More

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