Definitions of physiologist

n a biologist specializing in physiology

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Edgar Douglas Adrian
English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
Sir Frederick Grant Banting
Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
Claude Bernard
French physiologist noted for research on secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver (1813-1878)
Charles Herbert Best
Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
Sir John Carew Eccles
Australian physiologist noted for his research on the conduction of impulses by nerve cells (1903-1997)
Willem Einthoven
Dutch physiologist who devised the first electrocardiograph (1860-1927)
Luigi Galvani
Italian physiologist noted for his discovery that frogs' muscles contracted in an electric field (which led to the galvanic cell) (1737-1798)
John Scott Haldane
Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
Walter Rudolf Hess
Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
Hudson Hoagland
United States physiologist (1899-1982)
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
Andrew Fielding Huxley
English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
Jacques Loeb
United States physiologist (born in Germany) who did research on parthenogenesis (1859-1924)
John James Rickard Macleod
Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
Johannes Peter Muller
German physiologist and anatomist (1801-1858)
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs (1849-1936)
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)
Johannes Evangelista Purkinje
Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
Matthias Schleiden
German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 formulated the cell theory (1804-1881)
Theodor Schwann
German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810-1882)
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington
English physiologist who conducted research on reflex action (1857-1952)
Lazzaro Spallanzani
Italian physiologist who disproved the theory of spontaneous generation (1729-1799)
Ernst Heinrich Weber
German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
Type of:
biologist, life scientist
(biology) a scientist who studies living organisms

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