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Biological Sciences Terms and Definitions:

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Biochemical Phenomena, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity
Biological Sciences - All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena - Chemical, pharmacologic, and metabolic action and interaction of drugs.
Circulatory and Respiratory Physiology - Functional processes and activities, properties, and phenomenon characteristic of the BLOOD, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, and the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
Digestive, Oral, and Skin Physiology
Environment and Public Health - Natural and man-made environments and their impact on public health.
Genetic Phenomena - Temporal, spatial, qualitative, and quantitative concepts related to GENETIC PROCESSES and GENETIC STRUCTURES.
Genetic Processes - Those biological processes that are involved in the transmission of hereditary traits from one organism to another.
Genetic Structures - The biological objects that contain genetic information and that are involved in transmitting genetically encoded traits from one organism to another.
Health Occupations - Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology - Activities and functions of the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the eye and their parts.
Physiological Processes - The functions of living organisms and their parts, and the physical and chemical factors and processes involved. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p1290)
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology - Physiology of the human and animal body, male or female, in the reproductive process and the physiology of the urinary tract.

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