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Wednesday 14 June 2017

biological systems

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Definition: A biological system is a complex network of biologically relevant entities.

As biological organization spans several scales, examples of biological systems are populations of organisms, or on the organ- and tissue scale in mammals and other animals, the circulatory system , the respiratory system , the nervous system , etc.

On the micro to the nanoscopic scale, examples of biological systems are cells , organelles , macromolecular complexes and regulatory pathways .

A biological system is not to be confused with a living system, which is commonly referred to as life. For further information see e.g. definition of life or synthetic biology.

Examples

- coagulation system
- complement system
- inflammatory system
- immune system

See also

- systems / systems biology