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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 2 BIOE 322/BIOS 332 Fundamentals of Systems Physiology Spring 2008 Problem Set #4 DUE : F 2/22/08 1. Red Packer, a physical education major, wanted to improve his performance in an upcoming marathon race. About 6 weeks before the race, 500mL of blood was removed from his body, and the formed elements were separated from the plasma. The formed elements were frozen, and the plasma was reinfused into his body. Just before the competition, the formed elements were thawed and injected into his body. Explain why this procedure, called blood doping or blood boosting, would help Reds performance. 2. Chemicals such as benzene and can destroy red bone marrow and cause aplastic anemia. What symptoms develop as a result of the lack of (a) RBCs, (b) platelets, and (c) WBCs? Explain. 3. Some people habitually use barbiturates to depress feelings of anxiety. Barbiturates cause hypoventilation, which is a slower than normal rate of breathing, because they suppress the respiratory centers in the brain. which is a slower than normal rate of breathing, because they suppress the respiratory centers in the brain....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course BIOE 332 taught by Professor Suh during the Spring '08 term at Rice.
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