Lecture 1 - Biology 2AO3 Lecture 1 Introduction to...

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Biology 2AO3 1. What is Physiology? 1. The goal of physiology is to explain the physical and chemical factors for the origin and progression of life … OR 2. How animals work! 3. Disciplines – Cellular physiology, developmental physiology, neural, renal, muscle, cardiovascular… physiology 4. Medical Physiology or Pathophysiology – abnormal physiology as the result of disease 5. Comparative, Animal or Integrative Physiology how animal adapt to “abnormal” environments or life histories (high altitude) 6. Also environmental physiology, evolutionary physiology and physiological ecology 7. Goldfish w/ no oxygen, convert lactate to ethanol when put in fridge 1. Hierarchical Organization of the Body Cells Differentiated and Specialized to diff tasks: 1) muscle; 2) nerve; 3) epithelial; 4) connective cells Tissues Aggregate of specialized cells: 1)muscle; 2) nerve; 3) epithelial; 4) connective tissue Functional Units Subunits of an organs:
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 2a03 taught by Professor Nurse during the Spring '10 term at McMaster University.

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Lecture 1 - Biology 2AO3 Lecture 1 Introduction to...

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