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A general guide to learning about Physiology.

Physiology Resources



This guide was created for patrons looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.


According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Physiology is the, "study of the functioning of living organisms, animal or plant, and of the functioning of their constituent tissues or cells."

While anatomy and physiology are often taught and lumped together, anatomy is specifically the study of the structure of the body and its individual parts, while physiology is about how those parts function and relate to one another.

Physiology. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from


Below are some of the suggested databases for locating scholarly articles pertaining to physiology.

If you would like to see the full list of databases available to Touro students, click here. Once there, you can narrow your database options to ones most likely to contain information about physiology by choosing Health Sciences or Science in the drop down menu.


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