Physiology Abbreviations


What is Physiology?

Physiology is an area of study of biology responsible for analyzing the physical, organic, mechanical and biochemical functioning of living beings.

The term physiology originated from the junction of the Greek physis, which means “functioning” or “nature”, with the word logos, which means “study” or “knowledge”.

Thus, the meaning of physiology would be “knowledge of nature” or “study of functionings”.

In short, physiology is the study of the functions of living organisms, whether in the animal kingdom or the plant kingdom.

The first studies on the “functioning of organisms” date back to Ancient Greece, but it was not until the 16th century that modern physiology began to take shape.

Prominent names for this branch were Andreas Versalius (1514 – 1564) and William Harvey (1578 – 1657).

For this, the study of physiology is subdivided into animal physiology and plant physiology. There is still “bacterial physiology”, however it does not have as much prominence as the other branches of analysis.

Human physiology

Human physiology is dedicated to the study of the functioning of the human organism.

This is a branch that branches off from animal physiology, responsible for analyzing and understanding all the functions of organisms in the animal kingdom.

Human physiology involves studies on blood circulation, digestive system, embryology, respiratory system, endocrine and so on.


It is a branch that is dedicated to the macroscopic and microscopic study of all the physical structures of living beings, such as their shape and arrangement of organs, for example.

Physiology Abbreviations

List of Acronyms Related to Physiology

APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Enquiry
APACHE Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation
APIMS Aerospace Physiology Information Management System
APTF Aerospace Physiology Training Flight
AACN American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology
ACNS American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
ACSN American College of Surgical Neurophysiology
AJP American Journal of Physiology
ASPP American Society of Plant Physiology
ANTEROPOSTERIOR Anatomy and Physiology
AP Anatomy and Physiology
ANP Anatomy and Physiology
APBI Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
AAPB Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
BPRG Behaviour and Physiology Research Group
BPEG British Pacing & Electrophysiology Group
BSCN British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
CSEP Canadian Society Of Exercise Physiology
CPP Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Physiology
CPP Cell Physiology and Pharmacology
CMPL Cellular and Molecular Physiology Laboratory
CND Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine
CEPS Certified Electrophysiology Specialist
CPN Cognition, Psychophysiology and Neuropsychology
EMPP Ecological and Molecular Plant Physiology
ENP Electroneurophysiology
EP Electrophysiology
EPS Electrophysiology Study
ECEP Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology
EPM European Physiology Module
ESCPB European Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
ENAP Examination, Normal findings, Abnormal findings, Pathophysiology
FAP Functional Anatomy and Pathophysiology
HAP Human Anatomy and Physiology
IPEJ Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ISCAP Indian Society for Comparative Animal Physiology
IAPG Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics
IBPM Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms
IPPE Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology
IFCN International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
IOP International Organization of Psychophysiology
JJP Japanese Journal of Physiology
JSCN Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
JAP Journal of Applied Physiology
JCE Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
JGP Journal of General Physiology
JICE Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
JN Journal of Neurophysiology
JP Journal of Physiology
OCEG Oxford Cardiac Electrophysiology Group
PACE Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
PPS Pakistan Physiology Society
PIANISSIMO Pathophysiology
PP Pathophysiology
PULS Physiology Undergraduate League of Students
PCMB Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology
PO2 Placental O2 Transport (physiology)
PEPG Plant Environmental Physiology Group
PPL Plant Physiology Laboratory
RCES Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist
RNT Registered Neurophysiology Technologist
SNAP Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology
SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Scores
SNRL Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory
URSNRL University of Rochester Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory
VEU Visual Electrophysiology Unit