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Physiology

fiz' E ol o jE, the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts

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William Harvey
William Harvey
proved that the heart, by repeated contractions, produces a continuous stream of blood throughout the body which continually returns to its source (the heart). He also showed that the valves in the veins always direct blood back to the heart.

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Biography

Circulatory System
Circulatory System
the organs and tissues involved in transporting blood and lymph throughout the body

Nervous System
Nervous System
the system involved in receiving and transmitting stimuli and controlling bodily activities

Senses
Senses

Animal Biochemistry
Animal Biochemistry
the study of the chemical substances and processes of living matter

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