general physiology


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gen·er·al phys·i·ol·o·gy

the science of the functions or vital processes common to almost all living things, whether animal or plant, as opposed to aspects of physiology peculiar to particular types of animals or plants, or to the application of physiology to applied sciences such as medicine and agriculture.

general physiology

The broad scientific basis of physiology.
See also: physiology
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