Physiologic Function

MeSH ID: T039

Related Concepts:

  • Adolescent Development [M0439674]
    The continuous sequential physiological and psychological changes during ADOLESCENCE, approximately between the age of 13 and 18.
  • Aqueous Flare [M0001637]
  • Bioelectrical Impedance [M0025978]
  • Biological Transport, Active [M0002538]
    The movement of materials across cell membranes and epithelial layers against an electrochemical gradient, requiring the expenditure of metabolic energy.
  • Biorhythms [M0016324]
  • Blood Circulation [M0002679]
    The movement of the BLOOD as it is pumped through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
  • Blood Viscosity [M0002727]
    The internal resistance of the BLOOD to shear forces. The in vitro measure of whole blood viscosity is of limited clinical utility because it bears little relationship to the actual viscosity within the circulation, but an increase in the viscosity of circulating blood can contribute to morbidity in patients suffering from disorders such as SICKLE CELL ANEMIA and POLYCYTHEMIA.
  • Carbon Fixation, Photosynthetic [M0492828]
  • Cardiovascular Deconditioning [M0027735]
    A change in cardiovascular function resulting in a reduction in BLOOD VOLUME, and reflex DIURESIS. It occurs frequently after actual or simulated WEIGHTLESSNESS.
  • Child Development [M0004057]
    The continuous sequential physiological and psychological maturing of an individual from birth up to but not including ADOLESCENCE.
  • Collateral Circulation [M0004794]
    Maintenance of blood flow to an organ despite obstruction of a principal vessel. Blood flow is maintained through small vessels.
  • Cytoprotection [M0029110]
    The process by which chemical compounds provide protection to cells against harmful agents.
  • Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis [M0492827]
  • development [M0030448]
  • Electric Impedance [M0025979]
    The resistance to the flow of either alternating or direct electrical current.
  • Electrophysiology [M0007218]
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development [M0409369]
    Morphological and physiological development of EMBRYOS or FETUSES.
  • Embryonic Development [M0456489]
    Morphological and physiological development of EMBRYOS.
  • Endometrial Cycle [M0013394]
    The cyclic cellular, histological, and functional changes in the ENDOMETRIUM during the MENSTRUAL CYCLE in response to the changing endocrine environment.
  • Energy Metabolism [M0007442]
  • Feeding Behavior [M0008287]
    Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.
  • Fetal Development [M0008394]
    Morphological and physiological development of FETUSES.
  • Fetal Growth [M0464910]
  • Fluid Shifts [M0027737]
    Translocation of body fluids from one compartment to another, such as from the vascular to the interstitial compartments. Fluid shifts are associated with profound changes in vascular permeability and WATER-ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE. The shift can also be from the lower body to the upper body as in conditions of weightlessness.
  • General Adaptation Syndrome [M0009072]
    The sum of all nonspecific systemic reactions of the body to long-continued exposure to systemic stress.
  • Genetic Conditions, Dominant [M0009085]
  • Geotropism [M0027768]
  • Gravitropism [M0027769]
    The directional growth of organisms in response to gravity. In plants, the main root is positively gravitropic (growing downwards) and a main stem is negatively gravitropic (growing upwards), irrespective of the positions in which they are placed. Plant gravitropism is thought to be controlled by auxin (AUXINS), a plant growth substance. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
  • Gravity Perception [M0027701]
    Process whereby a bodily structure or organism (animal or plant) receives or detects a gravity stimulus. The sensing may be direct or indirect and may or may not initiate a reaction to the stimulus.
  • growth [M0030447]
  • growth & development [M0030446]
    Used with microorganisms, plants, and the postnatal period of animals for growth and development. It includes also the postnatal growth or development of organs or anatomical parts.
  • Growth Substances [M0009659]
    Signal molecules that are involved in the control of cell growth and differentiation.
  • Heliotropism [M0027771]
  • Hemorheology [M0027246]
    The study of the flow of BLOOD in relation to the pressures, flow, volumes, and resistances in BLOOD VESSELS; in macroscopic, microscopic, and submicroscopic dimensions.
  • Human Development [M0010640]
    Continuous sequential changes which occur in the physiological and psychological functions during the life-time of an individual.
  • Hunger [M0010659]
    The desire for FOOD generated by a sensation arising from the lack of food in the STOMACH.
  • Immunity [M0011071]
    Nonsusceptibility to the invasive or pathogenic effects of foreign microorganisms or to the toxic effect of antigenic substances.
  • Immunity, Herd [M0400724]
    The non-susceptibility to infection of a large group of individuals in a population. A variety of factors can be responsible for herd immunity and this gives rise to the different definitions used in the literature. Most commonly, herd immunity refers to the case when, if most of the population is immune, infection of a single individual will not cause an epidemic. Also, in such immunized populations, susceptible individuals are not likely to become infected. Herd immunity can also refer to the case when unprotected individuals fail to contract a disease because the infecting organism has been banished from the population.
  • Menopause [M0013380]
    The last menstrual period. Permanent cessation of menses (MENSTRUATION) is usually defined after 6 to 12 months of AMENORRHEA in a woman over 45 years of age. In the United States, menopause generally occurs in women between 48 and 55 years of age.
  • Menstrual Cycle [M0013391]
    The period from onset of one menstrual bleeding (MENSTRUATION) to the next in an ovulating woman or female primate. The menstrual cycle is regulated by endocrine interactions of the HYPOTHALAMUS; the PITUITARY GLAND; the ovaries; and the genital tract. The menstrual cycle is divided by OVULATION into two phases. Based on the endocrine status of the OVARY, there is a FOLLICULAR PHASE and a LUTEAL PHASE. Based on the response in the ENDOMETRIUM, the menstrual cycle is divided into a proliferative and a secretory phase.
  • Mitogens, Endogenous [M0009660]
  • Musculoskeletal Physiologic Phenomena [M0443366]
    Observable or measurable characteristics of the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
  • Musculoskeletal Physiologic Processes [M0443365]
    Biological actions and events that support the functions of the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
  • Neovascularization, Physiologic [M0028288]
    The development of new BLOOD VESSELS in restoration of BLOOD CIRCULATION during the healing process.
  • Neutrophil Activation [M0027601]
    The process in which the neutrophil is stimulated by diverse substances, resulting in degranulation and/or generation of reactive oxygen products, and culminating in the destruction of invading pathogens. The stimulatory substances, including opsonized particles, immune complexes, and chemotactic factors, bind to specific cell-surface receptors on the neutrophil.
  • Neutrophil Infiltration [M0328104]
    The diffusion or accumulation of neutrophils in tissues or cells in response to a wide variety of substances released at the sites of inflammatory reactions.
  • Nystagmus, Barany [M0015140]
  • Nystagmus, Caloric [M0015141]
  • Nystagmus, End-Position [M0015143]
  • Nystagmus, Optokinetic [M0026012]
    Normal nystagmus produced by looking at objects moving across the field of vision.
  • Nystagmus, Positional [M0015145]
  • Nystagmus, Post-Rotatory [M0015144]
  • Nystagmus, Thermal [M0015142]
  • Ocular Physiologic Phenomena [M0443396]
    Observable or measurable characteristics of the ocular system.
  • Ocular Physiologic Processes [M0443397]
    Biological action and events that support the functions of the EYE and VISION.
  • Ovarian Cycle [M0013395]
    The cyclic cellular, histological, and functional changes in the OVARY during the MENSTRUAL CYCLE in response to the changing endocrine environment.
  • Perimenopause [M0368551]
    The transitional period before and after MENOPAUSE. Perimenopausal symptoms are associated with irregular MENSTRUAL CYCLE and widely fluctuated hormone levels. They may appear 6 years before menopause and subside 2 to 5 years after menopause.
  • Pharmacokinetics [M0016466]
    Dynamic and kinetic mechanisms of exogenous chemical and drug ABSORPTION; BIOLOGICAL TRANSPORT; TISSUE DISTRIBUTION; BIOTRANSFORMATION; elimination; and TOXICOLOGY as a function of dosage, and rate of METABOLISM. It includes toxicokinetics, the pharmacokinetic mechanism of the toxic effects of a substance. ADME and ADMET are short-hand abbreviations for absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination and toxicology.
  • Photosynthesis [M0016761]
    The synthesis by organisms of organic chemical compounds, especially carbohydrates, from carbon dioxide using energy obtained from light rather than from the oxidation of chemical compounds. Photosynthesis comprises two separate processes: the light reactions and the dark reactions. In higher plants; GREEN ALGAE; and CYANOBACTERIA; NADPH and ATP formed by the light reactions drive the dark reactions which result in the fixation of carbon dioxide. (from Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001)
  • Phototropism [M0027772]
    The directional growth of organisms in response to light. In plants, aerial shoots usually grow towards light. The phototropic response is thought to be controlled by auxin (= AUXINS), a plant growth substance. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
  • Physiological Effects of Drugs [M0448540]
    Activities which affect organs and systemic functions without regard to a particular disease.
  • Physiological Processes [M0016814]
    The functions of living organisms, including both the physical and chemical factors and processes, supporting life in single- or multi-cell organisms from their origin through the progression of life.
  • physiology [M0030706]
    Used with organs, tissues, and cells of unicellular and multicellular organisms for normal function. It is used also with biochemical substances, endogenously produced, for their physiologic role.
  • Plant Physiology [M0027767]
    Physiological functions characteristic of plants.
  • Plant Transpiration [M0027774]
    The loss of water vapor by plants to the atmosphere. It occurs mainly from the leaves through pores (stomata) whose primary function is gas exchange. The water is replaced by a continuous column of water moving upwards from the roots within the xylem vessels. (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
  • Postimplantation Embryo Development [M0017356]
  • Postnidation Embryo Development, Animal [M0017357]
  • Preimplantation Embryo Development [M0017518]
    The cellular development between the time of mammalian gamete FERTILIZATION and EMBRYO IMPLANTATION. This represents the development in the FALLOPIAN TUBES.
  • Premenopause [M0026761]
    The period before MENOPAUSE. In premenopausal women, the climacteric transition from full sexual maturity to cessation of ovarian cycle takes place between the age of late thirty and early fifty.
  • Prenatal Programming [M0494903]
    Permanent alteration of tissue structures and functions as a result of prenatal environment, either positive or negative.
  • Prenidation Embryo Development, Animal [M0017519]
  • Pulmonary Vascular Resistance [M0449762]
  • Regeneration [M0018714]
  • Respiration [M0018878]
    The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
  • Sleep, Slow-Wave [M0019958]
  • Thirst [M0021391]
    A drive stemming from a physiological need for WATER.
  • Total Peripheral Resistance [M0449375]
    The total vascular resistance in the systemic circulation. It is equal to the mean arterial BLOOD PRESSURE minus the CENTRAL VENOUS PRESSURE divided by CARDIAC OUTPUT.
  • Tropism [M0027770]
    The directional growth of an organism in response to an external stimulus such as light, touch, or gravity. Growth towards the stimulus is a positive tropism; growth away from the stimulus is a negative tropism. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
  • Vascular Resistance [M0022538]
    The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
  • X-Linked Traits [M0472999]
  • Y-Linked Traits [M0473003]