MCB3208Ch1 - MCB32Fall08

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MCB 32 Fall 08 Chapter #1: Tissues, organs and systems; negative feedback and homeostasis Outline Introduction Tissues (muscle, nerve, epithelial, connective) Organs Organ systems Homeostasis and negative feedback Control of blood [glucose] using insulin and glucagon and muscle, liver and fat Intro to Physiology: How the body works Examples: slides Tissues in the body: similar cells performing one function Muscle tissue : contain specialized macromolecules and main function is to produce force Skeletal (attached to bones, generate movement), cardiac (heart, coordinated contraction of all the cells to generate pressure to generate blood flow) and smooth (surrounds hollow organs) Nervous tissue Neurons (axons, cell bodies and dendrites; make close connections at synapses) and supporting (glial) cells Epithelial tissue Single layer of cells, usually surrounding hollow organs of the body (fluid absorption and secretion), but also on surfaces to provide protection Connective Tissue Large amounts of extracellular material in spaces between connective tissue cells that secrete the
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2009 for the course MCB 57703 taught by Professor Machen during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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MCB3208Ch1 - MCB32Fall08

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