basic medical sciences

Human physiology – a continuum of balance

Human physiology – a continuum of balance

Physiology is the science concerned with the body functions and its underlying mechanisms. It is one of the basic medical sciences including anatomy, histology, pathology, microbiology and pharmacology. The advantage that physiology could have compared to other basic sciences is that it goes hand in hand with body function, regulation and disturbance. Anyhow, it could be agreed upon that separation of basic sciences may apply only for simplification and study purposes rather than for real and working performances.

Sticking to basics and practical problems it may be quite obvious that medical staff including physicians study physiology in order to care of sick individuals especially those in serious conditions that need timely and efficient management. In this respect the appreciation and mastering of basic body functions that normally work dependent on each other like and for a continuum balance would make the difference in defining certain outcome. That is why studying physiology as a basic medical study course should be precise, focused and appropriately modular. In other words, the objective view and appreciation of the dynamic and interconnected body functions in a working and easily perceived biophysical model could be that what is conceived in memory and helps in health problem solving apart from many apparently irrelevant and superfluous details.

A well known medical term is homeostasis which would mean the fundamental criterion of keeping the body internal environment within a normal range of biochemical and biophysical values in a dynamic steady state. Therefore, homeostasis concludes the ultimate goal of all physiological processes and describes biological and living systems as comprehensively and elegantly as possible. Behind the coulisses of homeostasis one might see several body organs and tissues, each assigned to a certain function, that work dependently in harmony. Again, one may prefer to reduce those functions to their underlying biochemical and biophysical component forces that could be approximated to a couple of laws or mathematical equations. Such preference could be based on both personal views and study or experimental facilities and should accordingly influence medical case management in terms of time, technical issues, costs and ultimately outcome.

As it could be understood from the discussion above, studying physiology outside its pathophysiological frame would be a matter of time waste. This is simply because investigating disease is an essential drive and clue as well to understand a certain normal physiological process (recall the purpose of physiology as basic medical course mentioned earlier in the essay). Accordingly, it may be very rational to establish a general check list or scheme when discussing a given physiological or pathophysiologic question. Such a check list can include body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, pH, electrolytes, general condition, mood, and any emergent complaint. To conclude this essay on human physiology, it signifies the importance of modular systematic physiology and systematic review of its findings and examination.

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Sexphonia (sexophonia) – an interview –


Interviewer: Hallo, everybody! Welcome to this episode of “medical views”. Today, we would like to run a conversation about “sexophonia” with the person who coined it. Mr. Physician 21, welcome to our program!

Physician 21: Thank you very much. I am so glad to be here today.

Interviewer: Before discussing your view about sexophonia, let’s start with two questions that seem relevant to this topic: who are you and what is your medical philosophy?

Physician 21: I am a physician by learning and training and interested in languages, cooking and sports. About my medical philosophy, I would say I am a rational and logical person and respect the different medical schools because, in my opinion, they complete one another.

Interviewer: Will you try to present your idea about sexophonia as for the meaning and the resonance?

Physician 21: Well. The idea is about the working and interaction of environment, people and individual (ecology, society and physiology). In my present view, the very variable crosstalk between the individual and the surroundings including people is the factor that would influence one’s health and productivity. In this process, the words sex and creativity may be greatly interchangeable as they may have common routes and paths. Accordingly, I wish that my idea is not seen as one more theory of physical sex centrality but rather a concept that intermingles physical sex and life willingness in one homogenous and consolidated continuum.

Interviewer: I may have got the concept. However, how would you defy the apparent high sexuality-orientation in your idea, for example, if you would agree that a pleasant thing could be described as sexophonic?

Physician 21: Well. Here can be a great deal of misunderstanding and confusion, because the implementation of sexual-orientation should not include undetermined or irresponsible views or talks about sexuality. The latter is being essentially private and personally defined.

Interviewer: Okay. You mean that the abstractive generalization of life willingness under sexophonia does not necessarily mean the demolition of the sensitivity and privacy of the sexuality as a scientific and ethical topic.

Physician 21: That’s it, thank you.

Interviewer: And what about the name?

Physician 21: The name includes the suffix “phonia” which means acoustic. This would be a suitable vehicle for the meaning, because the hearing may be the most important among all the human senses. For example, through the hearing we perceive the tunes and convey the feelings.

Interviewer: Tell us a few examples of the echoes of your view.

Physician 21: Well. The concept of sexophonia may be very relevant in managing diseases. This can be explained as social maneuvers, environmental modifications, learning motivation, etc. The physician should pay attention to such elements that can greatly influence the individual’s willingness to life as quite serious as to common medicines and regimens.

Interviewer: Thank you so much for this interesting information.

Physician 21: Thank you too.