physiology

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(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body abduction
(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye accommodation
(physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body acid-base balance , acid-base equilibrium
(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light) adaptation
(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body adduction
(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another antagonistic muscle
(physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organism autoregulation
(physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells) cell death , necrobiosis
(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) contraction , muscle contraction , muscular contraction
(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc control
doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin dermatologist , skin doctor
branch of physiology that studies the circulation of the blood and the forces involved hemodynamics
(physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes homeostasis
(physiology) the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ or part inhibition
(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex irradiation
branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement kinesiology
method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth; the pregnant woman (in classes and at home) practices (usually with the help of a coach) learns about the physiology of childbirth and techniques of relaxation and concentration and breathing Lamaze method , Lamaze method of childbirth
(physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body localisation , localisation of function , localisation principle , localization , localization of function , localization principle
branch of physiology that studies muscles myology
branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders nephrology
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