Notes - Notes EXAM 1 PHYSIOLOGY The study of the functions...

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PHYSIOLOGY: The study of the functions of a living organism and its component parts, including all chemical and physical processes. ANATOMY: The study of structure with much less emphasis on function. INTEGRATE: To bring varied elements together to create a unified whole. LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION: 1. Atoms 2. Molecules 3. Cells 4. Tissues 5. Organs 6. Organ Systems 7. Organisms 8. Population of one species 9. Ecosystem of different species 10. Biosphere ORGAN SYSTEMS: 1. Integumentary 2. Immune 3. Circulatory 4. Nervous 5. Urinary 6. Reproductive 7. Endocrine 8. Digestive 9. Muscoskeletal 10. Respiratory EMERGENT SYSTEM: Some property of a system that is greater than the simple sum of the systems individual parts. TELEOLOGICAL APPROACH: This approach answers why a certain event exists but say nothing as to how. Answers the “WHY” MECHANISTIC APPROACH: Examines process, answers the question “HOW”. HOMEOSTASIS: The body’s ability to maintain internal stability. EXTRACELLULAR FLUID: The vast majority of cells are sheltered from the outside world by the body fluid that surrounds cells and makes 1/3 of the bodily fluid. INTRACELLULAR FLUID: The bulk of the body’s water is found here, inside the cells.
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course IPHY 1010 taught by Professor Greene,lau during the Spring '05 term at Colorado.

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Notes - Notes EXAM 1 PHYSIOLOGY The study of the functions...

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