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Physiology is a field of study focused on the scientific nature of the normal functionality in living systems.   As a branch of biology, physiology emphasizes how organisms (cells, organs, biomolecules, organ systems) enact the physical and chemical functions within a living system.

The field of physiology can be broken down into components that include: human physiology, animal physiology, cellular physiology, plant physiology, microbial physiology, viral physiology, and bacterial physiology.

To put it in health terms, a physiologic state of being occurs from normal body functioning while a pathologic state focuses on the abnormalities in a body.

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$47,340

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14,500

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