Definition of physiology in English:

physiology

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Pronunciation: /ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts.
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  • I have taken many classes dealing with physiology and biology, and there's no way that animals are that similar to us.
  • The basic human sciences involved are anatomy, physiology, and psychology.
  • Now sports science has lots of branches to it these days, from physiology to biomechanics, dietetics to psychology.
1.1The way in which a living organism or bodily part functions: the physiology of the brain
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  • Of course we need to be respectful of the biology and physiology of illness.
  • Variables in the model were age, end stage disease, length of stay in unit, cardiothoracic surgery, and physiology.
  • Most of them follow the medical model, that is, they deal with the actual physiology of making vocal sound.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin physiologia (perhaps via French), from Greek phusiologia 'natural philosophy' (see physio-, -logy).

Derivatives

physiologic

adjective
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  • This is due to the physiologic changes that occur with aging, in which the heart's conduction system becomes disordered.
  • Their small size also makes physiologic assessment more difficult, although much progress has been made in this regard.
  • Seizures at the scene of the traumatic event or in the emergency department can be related to physiologic or structural brain injury.

physiological

adjective
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  • I'm thinking maybe my problems are physiological rather than psychological.
  • I found the experience interesting as a psychological as well as a physiological test.
  • It's just a physiological difference, not a vital part of their identity.

physiologically

adverb
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  • If a person who is physiologically inclined to be fat loses weight, this does not transform that person into someone who is physiologically inclined to be thin.
  • A mango should be harvested in a physiologically mature but unripe state, 15-16 weeks after setting.
  • Women and particularly younger adolescents are physiologically and anatomically particularly vulnerable to infection.

physiologist

noun
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  • And, of course, there were the doom-mongers: our physiologists considered that even with oxygen, we might just drop dead after 29,000 ft, as no one had ever been that far.
  • Increasingly Harcourt is using high technology to deliver the information to a new range of clients, pioneering websites for cardiologists, immunologists, physiologists and other medical experts.
  • When you do come down with a cold, use the ‘neck rule,’ recommended by many sports physiologists to determine whether or not it's OK to exert yourself.

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