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TODAY'S DATE: Sunday, December 17, 2017
WATCH: “What is Physiology?” courtesy of The Physiological SocietyPhysiological System of the Month: The Nervous System

Robert Furchgott, Ferid Murad and Louis Ignarro are awarded the Nobel Prize for their discovery of the role of nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in various body systems. Their experiments find that this volatile chemical, sometimes introduced nto the system by ingesting nitroglycerin, is vital to controlling blood pressure and blood vessels dilation and contraction.

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