Physiology: study of the functions of living beings
What is Physiology
Physiology is a biological science that studies the functions (physical, organic, biochemical) of living beings. The word is of Greek origin, where physis means nature and logos means study or knowledge.
Physiology brings together important principles of physics, chemistry and mathematics, giving meaning to the interactions of the basic elements of a living being with the environment.
There are three major areas of physiology:
- Animal physiology (includes human physiology)
- Plant Physiology
- Bacterial Physiology
Did you know?
- The physiologist is a very important professional in monitoring athletes in sports.