Medical Physiology
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Physiology is the main course of medical specialty, it is an important basic course of medicine, and it is also the functional subject of medical students' first contact after completing the morphological course of human anatomy, histology and so on. 

          Physiology is the science of studying the law of life activity. It declares the internal mechanisms in the normal processes of human systems, organs and cells, especially the functional performance of organs and cells, and how the functional activities of each part of the human body as a whole coordinate and restrict each other, as well as the effects of changes in the internal and external environment on these activities. 

          It enable students to properly understand how system, tissue, organ and cell work and coordinate with each other, and lay the groundwork for following medical courses.


Physiology is a science that studies the vital regularity in living organisms. It has long been regarded as one of the most basic and important courses in medicine. The teaching purpose of physiology is to make the students to master the basic knowledge of human physiology and establish a good basis for learning other courses. 


Before studying physiology, students should have studied anatomy, histology and embryology.


1.《Medical Physiology》 edited by Guyton and Hall, 2011

2.《Textbook of Physiology》 edited by Jianqun Yan, Bowei Wu, 2015

3.《Medical Physiology》 edited by Jitian Xu, Biwen Peng, 2019


Q: Why do medical students need to study physiology?

A:  Physiology is an important basic course of medicine, it lay the groundwork for following medical courses.