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Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. The principal level of focus of physiology is at the level of organs and systems. Most aspects of human physiology are closely homologous to corresponding aspects of animal physiology, and animal experimentation has provided much of the foundation of physiological knowledge. Anatomy and physiology are closely related fields of study: anatomy, the study of form, and physiology, the study of function, are intrinsically tied and are studied in tandem as part of a medical curriculum.
Lighter air more than doubles COPD patients’ endurance

Lighter air more than doubles COPD patients’ endurance

Research looks at the relationship between fetal health during pregnancy and later development of the brain

Research looks at the relationship between fetal health during pregnancy and later development of the brain

Positive benefits for the adult offspring of low-carb dieters

Positive benefits for the adult offspring of low-carb dieters

Noted surgeon Frank J. Veith named first Jacobson Awardee for physician excellence by Vascular Disease Foundation

Noted surgeon Frank J. Veith named first Jacobson Awardee for physician excellence by Vascular Disease Foundation

Acetaminophen shows positive cardioprotective effects In heart attack, arrhythmia

Acetaminophen shows positive cardioprotective effects In heart attack, arrhythmia

Heart bypass gets new source for replacement blood vessels

Heart bypass gets new source for replacement blood vessels

Sexual competition among males is evident at the molecular level, as well as at behavioral and physiological levels

Sexual competition among males is evident at the molecular level, as well as at behavioral and physiological levels

Atomic switch capable of discriminating color in a bacterial membrane protein

Atomic switch capable of discriminating color in a bacterial membrane protein

Researchers have identified a protein that transports the essential nutrient boron into cells

Researchers have identified a protein that transports the essential nutrient boron into cells

Scientists have found a fossil that explains the history of the nose

Scientists have found a fossil that explains the history of the nose

New role for a key protein involved in muscle contraction

New role for a key protein involved in muscle contraction

Discovery affirms potential of stem cells for the development of possible therapies for spinal cord injury and nervous system disorders

Discovery affirms potential of stem cells for the development of possible therapies for spinal cord injury and nervous system disorders

Scientists have found that a protein present in normal body tissues can prevent tumour growth

Scientists have found that a protein present in normal body tissues can prevent tumour growth

Red wine delivered though an aerosol for COPD, asthma, and possibly even arthritis

Red wine delivered though an aerosol for COPD, asthma, and possibly even arthritis

Impaired endothelial function is an early indicator of atherosclerosis

Impaired endothelial function is an early indicator of atherosclerosis

Australian platypus research has implications for understanding the evolution of human sex determination

Australian platypus research has implications for understanding the evolution of human sex determination

High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive

High levels of a protein called LRP6 can make cancer cells more aggressive

Deep brain stimulation could help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms on both sides of the body

Deep brain stimulation could help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms on both sides of the body

Researchers trim count of human genes to 20,000-25,000

Researchers trim count of human genes to 20,000-25,000

Study links possible role of ephedrine in sudden cardiac arrests

Study links possible role of ephedrine in sudden cardiac arrests