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Physiological adaptation

Definition A metabolic or physiologic adjustment within the cell, or tissues, of an organism in response to an... Read More

Physiological processes

physiological processes The functions of living organisms and their parts, and the physical and chemical factors and... Read More

Physiological Homeostasis

In animals such as ourselves, the internal environment of our bodies must have certain conditions within tolerable limits to... Read More

Positive feedback

Positive Feedback Definition Each mechanism of the body like temperature, blood pressure, and levels of specific nutrients... Read More

Adaptation

Adaptation Definition In biology and ecology, adaptation refers to the process of adjusting in behavior, physiology, or... Read More

Textbook of Biochemistry With Clinical Correlations

Textbook of Biochemistry With Clinical Correlations     ... Read More

Physiological

Definition "adjective'' (1) Of, or pertaining to physiology or normal functioning of an organism. (2) (pharmacology)... Read More

Generation of resting membrane potential

Stephen H. Wright Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Apoptosis

Definition noun, plural: apoptoses A programmed cell death involving an ordered sequence of biochemical events that result... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Nitrogen

Definition noun plural: nitrogens ni·tro·gen, ˈnɐɪtʰɹədʒən (biochemistry) A colorless, odorless, gaseous... Read More

Autophagy

Definition noun A programmed cell death characterized by biochemical events leading to self-digestion through the... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Harris lines

Definition noun Lines near the end of a juvenile long bone (e.g. tibia), detected through radiographs (e.g. by X-ray), and... Read More

Equilibrium

Definition noun, plural: equilibriums or equilibria (1) The condition in which all acting influences are balanced or... Read More

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of... Read More

Hypothalamic theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Milieu interieur

Definition noun (1) Literally means: the environment within. (2) The outside of the cells inside the body of an organism,... Read More

Genotype

Genotype and Phenotype The contrasting terms genotype and phenotype are used to define the characteristics or traits of an... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Adenosine

Definition noun plural: adenosines a·den·o·sine, əˈdɛn əˌsin A purine nucleoside that has adenine bound to a... Read More

Oxygen

Oxygen Definition In biochemistry, oxygen is the colorless, odorless, gaseous element represented by the symbol "O", with... Read More

Agonist

Definition noun, plural: agonists (pharmacology) A molecule that combines with a receptor on a cell to trigger physiological... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Prostaglandin

Definition noun, plural: prostaglandins A group of eicosanoids, structurally characterized as 20-carbon unsaturated fatty... Read More

Cannons theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

Parasympathetic nervous system

Definition noun A division of the (vertebrate) autonomic nervous system whose physiological effects are mostly in opposition... Read More

Process

Definition noun, plural: processes (general) A naturally occurring or designed sequence of changes of properties or... Read More

Fecundity

Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

Anterior pituitary

Definition noun, plural: anterior pituitaries The fleshy glandular anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that releases... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Neuropsychology

Definition noun The scientific study of the physiological basis of psychological processes Supplement Neuroscience is the... Read More

Chronobiology

Definition noun A biological science that studies time-related phenomena in living organisms Supplement Chronobiology is a... Read More

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene-editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science’s 2015... Read More