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Classification 2024 Winter Edition

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Classify here material on general physiology.

  • Classify physiology of a part of the body with the part.
  • Classify animal physiology in QP, QL, or SF.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in QT 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see QT 23-24.

General works

Includes works on comparative physiology between humans and animals. Classify material on human physiology only in QT 104. Classify animal physiology in QP, QL, or SF.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works


Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of physiology (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Physiology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Directories (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

Laboratory manuals. Technique

Equipment and supplies
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify catalogs here.

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here only general works on physics, mathematics, and engineering as applied to physiological and medical phenomena. Classify works on their applications to specific problems by subject.

Biophysical phenomena

Biomechanical phenomena

Magnetic phenomena

Classify works on the physiological effects in QT 162.M3.

Biomedical mathematics

Cf. WA 950 Theory or methods of medical statistics. Classify works for the biologist in QH 323.5.

Bioengineering. Biomedical engineering (General)

Medical electronics


Microtechnology. Nanotechnology

Biomedical and biocompatible materials

Classify works on dental materials in WU 180-WU 195. Cf. QU 300-328 Cell engineering. Classify works on nanomaterials in QT 36.5.

Specific materials, A-Z




Smart materials

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Classify handbooks on physiology in QT 29

General works

Regeneration. Regenerative medicine (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify regeneration of specific organs or tissues, with the organ or tissue.

Homeostasis (General)

Environmental exposure. Physiological adaptation


Hot temperature

Cold temperature

Classify works on induced hypothermia in WO 350.

Other environmental factors acting on human physiology, A-Z

Classify works on environmental factors in public health in WA.

Air ionization

Altitude. Atmospheric pressure

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Classify works on physiological effects of gravitation in WD 720-752.


Hydrostatic pressure

Light. Sunlight

Magnetic phenomena



Ultraviolet rays and other non-ionizing radiation not classified elsewhere

Cf. WB 117 for general medical use; WB 288 for diagnostic use; WB 480 for therapeutic use.


Body temperature regulation

Physiological periodicity

Exocrine glands (General)

Classify works on specific glands with the system where located, e.g., Sebaceous glands WR 410.

Hygiene (General)

Classify works on public health aspects of hygiene in WA 4. Classify works on oral hygiene in WU 115; classify works on military hygiene in WA 674; classify works on adolescent hygiene in WS 460.

Teaching materials

Classify works about study and teaching of public health in WA 18. Classify works on informal health education (community, radio, etc.) in WA 590.

Secondary school texts of physiology and hygiene

Juvenile school texts of physiology and hygiene

Sex education school texts

Classify in HQ material on sex education other than school texts.

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Classify works on lighting and sunlight in QT 162.L5.


Classify works on particular foods and beverages in the numbers for diet in health and disease, WB 400-449; on diets for particular diseases with the disease. Classify works on diet as a cause of disease in QZ 105.



Leisure activities

Physical education

Physical fitness

Athletics. Sports

Classify works on first aid in WA 292.

Special sports and leisure activities, A-Z







Classify works on biomedical aspects in WD 850.






Martial arts


Racquet Sports




Snow Sports




Track and field



Weight lifting


Sports medicine. Athletic injuries (General)

Classify works on first aid in WA 292; on specific pathological conditions with the condition.

Doping in sports

Sports and exercise nutrition

Sports psychology

Relaxation. Rest. Sleep

Classify works on therapeutic use of rest, etc., in WB 545; on physiology of sleep in WL 108. Cf. WM 425.5.R3 Relaxation therapy

Beauty culture industry

Classify works on hair care in WR 465; on public health aspects of barber shops, beauty salons, and cosmetics in WA 744.