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biological functions

Friday 11 July 2003

See also : physiological functions

Subtypes

- molecular functions
- cellular functions
- tissular functions
- organ functions
- system functions
- systemic functions

The structures have a function.

- molecular functions

  • functions of molecules
  • functions of molecular complexes
  • functions of molecular pathways or molecular networks

- cellular functions (cells)
- tissular functions (tissues)
- organ functions (organs)
- system functions (systems)
- systemic functions (body)

In pathological conditions, a function can be abnormal (functional anomalies).

Pathology

- A function may have anomalies or disorders leading to a disease. This disease can express through lesions, lesionnal syndromes, functional signs, clinical signs and biological anomalies (phenomenons).

See also

- processes

- structures