Animal physiology

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Physiology has traditionally been divided into plant physiology and animal physiology but the principles of physiology are universal, no matter what particular organism is being studied. For example, what is learned about the physiology of yeast cells can also apply to human cells.

Physiology[edit]

Main source: Physiology

Physiology is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms.

Def. a "branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved"[1] is called a physiology.

Animals[edit]

Main source: Animals
The elaborate patterns on the wings of butterflies are one example of bilateral symmetry.

Animals are heterotrophic eukaryotic organisms which ingest food.

Def. "a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms"[2] is called an animal.

Theoretical animal physiology[edit]

Here's a theoretical definition:

Def. a branch of zoology that deals with the functions and activities of multicellular organisms that are usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall and which derive energy solely from the consumption of other organisms, and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved is called an animal physiology.

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