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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Scholarships for Physiology Majors

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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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$19,000

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African American Leadership Society STEM Scholarship

United Way of South Hampton Roads

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African American Leadership Society STEM Scholarship

United Way of South Hampton Roads

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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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$10,000

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December 03, 2021
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FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

$10,000 February 15, 2022 See Details
 

FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

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$10,000

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 28, 2022 See Details
 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

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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