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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n physiology processes and functions of an organism
    • n physiology the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On Dec. 10th 1901 the 1st Nobel prizes were awarded. Literature Rene Sully-Prudhomme; Physiology Emil von Behring; Chemistly Jacobus van't Hoff; Physics Wilhelm Roentgen; Peace Jean Henri Dunant Frederic Passy.
    • Physiology A treatise on physiology.
    • Physiology The science which treats of the phenomena of living organisms; the study of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n physiology l. Natural philosophy.
    • n physiology The sum of scientific knowledge concerning the functions of living things. The subject comprises two grand divisions, namely animal and vegetable physiology; when specially applied to the functions in man, the term human physiology is used.
    • n physiology A treatise on physiology or the functions of living organisms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Physiology fiz-i-ol′ō-ji the science of the nature and processes of life, of the vital phenomena of animals and plants and the functions of their parts—a branch of biology
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. physiologia, Gr. ; fy`sis nature + discourse: cf. F. physiologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. physis, nature, logos, science.


In literature:

He need not consider at all the physiological side of the question.
"The Renaissance of the Vocal Art" by Edmund Myer
In considering the relation of the Brain to the Voice we have not only a physiological but a psychological problem to deal with.
"The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song" by F. W. Mott
The extremes of fashions are very prone to violate not only taste, but physiology.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
These writers have not realized that physiological modesty is earlier in appearance, and more fundamental, than anatomical modesty.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Physiological Basis of Rhythm.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In the physiological realm we are used to the idea that cause and effect are often widely separated.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
But physiologically and for the observer association by contiguity comes first.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
Physiologies can always be had, and for minute details they must be referred to.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
"Mr. Edward Arnold's New and Popular Books, December, 1901"
Water and the science of Physiology are both good things.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
Physiology, what must I consider your meaning?
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Anatomo-Physiological Review of parts of the Fore Leg.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Selection, physiological, see Physiological selection.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)" by George John Romanes
There is no side of the human mind which physiological study leaves uncultivated.
"Aphorisms and Reflections from the Works of T. H. Huxley" by T. H. Huxley
If the cause of our sex disorders is not physiological, what is it?
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair
Illness and disorders of circulation afford a physiological basis.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
Such answer to this question as may be possible, can be rendered only by physiology.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
But the lady herself remains a "great fact," and a physiological curiosity; and there is yet a subject for inquiry respecting her.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 114, January 3, 1852" by Various
For Girls; A Special Physiology, or Supplement to the Study of General Physiology.
"The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright's Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism," by Charles Edward Page

In poetry:

Of Physiology from top to toe I sing;
Not physiognomy alone, nor brain alone, is worthy for the muse—I say
the Form complete is worthier far;
The Female equally with the male I sing.
"One's Self I Sing" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Welcome to the Physiology Section of the American Fisheries Society.
Sport physiology is the study of how all of the body's parts work together to produce a good athlete.
New Device Measures Patient Physiology to Define Dypsnea.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) is one of the finest research journals in our profession.
Premier Network Solutions was tasked with integrating AV with a human physiological monitoring system from Mindware Technologies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Wolters Kluwer Health's Sports Medicine earned the highest impact rating in its category as judged by the Thomson Institute for Scientific Information, beating the Journal of Applied Physiology in the sports sciences area.
We didn't observe any negative physiological responses among our study patients from using a " steep " base curve.
The physiological nature of the suture determines the type of motion in which it participates, and what it will allow.
Extreme temperatures cause stress on plants and inhibit the physiological growth process.
Physiologist Samuele Marcora is exploring the physiology of motorcycling from London to Beijing.
Japanese researchers' study provides evidence for an unusual physiological similarity.
Link Between Signaling and Physiology in Birds May Be Two-Way Street .
Paralysis and heavy sedation of mechanically ventilated patients is frought with numerous physiologic derangements and potential complications.
Shannamar Dewey a PhD student of Molecular, Cellular and Integrative physiology at UC Davis, teaches pupils science at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Saturday Dec 8, 2012.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, an award he shared with Dr E Donnall Thomas, who performed the first bone-marrow transplant.

In science:

Physiological abnormalities do not seem to play an important role in this arrhythmia in a sizeable fraction of cases.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
The physiological methods are described in Ref. .
Redundancy and synergy arising from correlations in large ensembles
However, an understanding of the structure-function relationships in membrane proteins would make invaluable contributions to biochemistry, physiology and medicine, and would produce a substantial socio-economical impact (about 75% of all known drugs act on membrane proteins).
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
Hydra viridissima: The motion of cell aggregates of Hydra viridissima in physiological solution was studied by Upadhyaya et al .
Nonextensive statistical mechanics: A brief review of its present status
Nevertheless, it is still unclear how the required fine-tuning is physiologically feasible.
A simple mechanism for balancing at the border of instability with applications to persistent neural activity
Indeed, the concept of stochastic resonance (Gammaitoni 1998; Bulsara & Gammaitoni 1996), originally introduced in physics by R Benzi and coworkers in 1981, has also been found to be of relevance for understanding physiological systems (Moss, 2000).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Khoo (2000) for a physiological context of these methods).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
An example of some physiologically realistic values could be τm = 60 ms and στ = 12 ms.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Costa M, Goldberger A L and Peng C.-K: "Multiscale entropy anlysis of complex physiologic time series".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Eke A et al.: "Physiological time series: distinguishing fractal noises from motions".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Kantz H, Kurths H and Mayer-Kress G (Eds.): Nonlinear Analysis of Physiological Data.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Keener J and Sneyd J: Mathematical Physiology.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Khoo M C K: Physiological Control Systems: Analysis, Simulation, and Estimation.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Monitoring of physiological variables was performed at 30 min after nimesulide or vehicle injection.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Our own interest was stimulated by modeling physiological time series in order to gain insight into the underlying systems.
Modeling noisy time series: Physiological tremor