Definitions for: Physiology


[n] processes and functions of an organism
[n] the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms



Webster (1913) Definition: Phys`i*ol"o*gy, n.; pl. Physiologies. [L.
physiologia, Gr. ?; fy`sis nature + ? discourse: cf. F.
physiologie.]
1. The science which treats of the phenomena of living
organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and
characteristic of, life.

Note: It is divided into animal and vegetable physiology,
dealing with animal and vegetable life respectively.
When applied especially to a study of the functions of
the organs and tissues in man, it is called human
physiology.

2. A treatise on physiology.

Mental physiology, the science of the functions and
phenomena of the mind, as distinguished from a
philosophical explanation of the same.

See Also: biological science, biology, bodily property, kinesiology, myology

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