What do you mean by Physiology?
Ans: As per dictionary it means the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms. The term ‘physiology’ originated from a Greek root Physiologikos’ means discourse on natural knowledge.It was introduced by the French physician Jean Fennel in 1552. William Harvey (1578-1657) is called as the father of modem physiology. He was the one who discovered the system of blood circulation.
‘Physiology‘ is defined as a branch of science dealing with the study of normal functions of living organisms. Human physiology is concerned with the study of normal functions of the human body.
In order to rationalize the abnormalities in various diseases, it is essential that one must be well conversant with the normal functions of the different organs and structure in the body. Also, it is impossible to understand the functions of the human body without knowledge of its various structures. The study of structural composition as revealed by the Microscope (microscopic anatomy) falls under the heading of Histology, Physiology, therefore, embraces the study of histology
Biochemistry (the organic chemistry of compounds) and processes occurring in organisms: the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry) is the study of chemical processes going on in the living tissues of the body, and forms a link between chemistry and human physiology. The link between biochemistry and human physiology is such an intimate one that the two subjects must be studied side by side if full benefit is to be had from either. • It will be better to start with the study of structure of a cell which forms a functional unit.