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What are the 3 Subdisciplines of Physiology ?

1. Neurophysiology (physiology of nervous system)
2. Endocrinology (physiology of hormones)
3. Pathophysiology (mechanisms of disease)

2

What is Comparative Physiology and how is it used?

The study of different species to learn about bodily function eg: animal surgery and animal drug tests

This is the basis for development of new drugs and medical procedures

3

How has technological enhancements in biomedical science changed medical practice?

Advances in Medical Imaging have enhanced our diagnostic ability and life-support strategies

4

What changed with the Genetic Revolution?

The Human Genome is finished and gene therapy is being used to treat disease.