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2/28/10 What is Physiology? Physiology is the study of the normal functioning of a living organism and all of it’s component parts. (Also used to describe disease states & pathophysiology) This includes all of the chemical and physical processes involved. Chemical Processes? ex) C6H12O6 + 6O2 & 6H2O + 6CO2
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2/28/10 Internal vs. External Environment The external environment can is best described by the air we breathe. It is continuous with the outside world. The internal environment is “sealed off” from the outside world. What body systems (Organ systems) are considered to be part of the external environment?
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2/28/10 “External” Body Compartments Respiratory System Digestive System Urinary System Reproductive System All of these systems are “exchange” systems.
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2/28/10 What is Homeostasis? The maintenance of relatively stable conditions within an internal environment. These systems are dynamic and rely on self- regulatory mechanisms.
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