What is Physiology?

What is Physiology

What is Physiology?

Physiology is the study of how the activities of genes, cells, tissues and organs are integrated to accomplish the complex functions performed by living organisms. Because of the structural and functional complexity of even simple organisms, physiologists draw upon knowledge available from many different scientific disciplines such as molecular and cellular biology, physics, mathematics, and biochemistry. From a medical perspective, understanding normal function is a prerequisite to understanding disease.




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