Physiology

Physiology (/ˌfɪziˈɒlədʒi/; from Ancient Greek φύσις (physis), meaning 'nature, origin', and -λογία (-logia), meaning 'study of') is the scientific study of the functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.

As a sub-discipline of biology, the focus of physiology is in how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical and physical functions that exist in a living system.

Central to an understanding of physiological functioning is the investigation of the fundamental biophysical and biochemical phenomena, the coordinated homeostatic control mechanisms, and the continuous communication between cells.

The physiologic state is the condition occurring from normal body function, while the pathological state is centered on the abnormalities that occur in animal diseases, including humans.

According to the type of investigated organisms, the field can be divided into, animal physiology (including that of humans), plant physiology, cellular physiology and microbial physiology.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to those who make significant achievements in this discipline by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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University of Colorado Boulder

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University of Arizona

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University of Oregon

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Case Western Reserve University

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Idaho State University

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

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Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

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FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

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