The wonderful world of animals
Animals inhabit almost every part of the biosphere. Animal physiology is the study of animal functions and bodily processes.
Animals inhabit almost every part of the biosphere. Animal physiology is the study of animal functions and bodily processes. The term anatomy refers to the science that deals with the form and structure of animals.
Physiology deals with the study of functions of the animal body or any of its parts. A thorough knowledge of the structure of an animal imparts a lot of information about the various functions it is capable of performing. This topic is intended to give an overview of both the anatomy and physiology of some animals (earthworm, cockroach, frog and rat).
Knowledge of physiology is obtained by accurately observing the activities of the organs, organ systems, tissues, and cells of living animals and plants. Experiments are usually conducted upon an organ or other part in order to determine how altered conditions affect its physiological activities. In addition, the activities of healthy organs are often compared with those of diseased ones. Much knowledge of human physiology has been obtained by studying animals. Many physiological processes (such as digestion, assimilation, and respiration) are essentially chemical and physical in nature which are very important for normal functioning of the body.