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Unformatted text preview: BIOL 373: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY II PROFESSOR: Dr. Matt Vijayan Room: B1 – 178A Ext: 32035 E-mail: [email protected] Office time: Tuesday 1.00 to 2.30 pm Course Text : Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 4thEdition by D.U. Silverthorn, Prentice Hall, New Jersey Course Outline 1. Introduction to Human Physiology 2. Endocrine System 3. The Central Nervous System (CNS) 4. Sensory Physiology 5. Digestive System 6. The Excretory system 7. Endocrine Control of Reproduction 8. Endocrine Control of Metabolism and Growth Mark distribution: Midterm: 30% (all multiple choice) Final (cumulative): 70% (all multiple choice) Midterm: February 17th 2011 * * no make-up midterm • Physiology: – Study of Function • Function: explains “why” for instance the system exist • Process: Mechanism explains “how” the job gets carried out Levels of Organization Figure 1-1: Levels of organization and the related fields of study Figure 1-1 Figure 1-2 The integration between systems of the body In this course…. Communication – nervous and endocrine systems Functioning of three systems that exchange materials with the internal and external environments Homeostasis : The process of maintaining a relatively constant internal environment Homeo = similar; stasis = a condition Homeostasis: important concept in physiology Underlying theme of this course Claude Bernard – constancy Of internal environment Walter B. Cannon- coined the term homeostasis Fig. 1-3 Physiological control systems tightly regulated during homeostasis Homeostasis & Controls • External or internal change • Loss of homeostasis • Physiological attempt to correct – Sensors, integrating center – Response of cells & organs •...
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