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A section of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
The definition of "Physiology" is not trivial because this field of biology is not restricted to a certain research topic, method, or organ. Instead, it can be best defined by the central question asked in any physiological research, "How does it work?".
Long ago, methods of classical physiology were mainly physical and electrical, but today physiologists use all kinds of modern scientific techniques to discover the exact mechanism behind a biological process. Often, specific functional measurements are combined with molecular biological or advanced microscopic techniques.
The subjects of physiological research are virtually unlimited, the spectrum ranging from biological molecules, organelles, cells, tissues, and organs to whole organisms. The large field of neurophysiology is excluded here, because the topic is widely covered by specific journals. The list of keywords below is arbitrary and rough, and therefore should not be considered to exclude topics not listed here.
• Cardiovascular system and microcirculation
• Epithelial transport and barrier
• Lung and gas exchange
• Gastrointestinal function
• Kidney and homeostasis
• Endocrine and metabolism
• Muscle, exercise and sport
• Stress response
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Exercise and Nutrition Interventions for the Prevention and Management of Sarcopenia in Older Adults (Deadline: 30 June 2023)
- Physiological and Structural Changes in Erythrocytes in Hypertensive Patients (Deadline: 30 June 2023)
- Research on Primate Endocrinology (Deadline: 31 July 2023)
- Effects of Environmental Stress on the Metabolic Dysfunction and Its Mechanism (Deadline: 31 July 2023)
- Effects of Artificial Light at Night on Animals and Biodiversity: Current Knowledge and Future Goals (Deadline: 31 August 2023)
- Sensor Applications to Study the Biology of Fish Movement (Deadline: 30 September 2023)
- Physiological and Pathophysiological Responses to Biomaterials 2.0: From Nano- to Microscale Effects and Interactions (Deadline: 15 October 2023)
- Biological Rhythms and Molecular Clockworks in Physiology and Pathology (Deadline: 18 October 2023)
- Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders in Diabetes (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Advances and Insights in Aquatic Physiology (Deadline: 31 October 2023)