CH 1 INTRODUCTION

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INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
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DEFINITIONS Anatomy - “to cut apart” - Study of Bodily Structure - Includes: * Systemic or Regional * Gross or Microscopic * Developmental * Imaging
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DEFINITIONS continued Physiology - “study of nature” - Study of Bodily Function - Includes: * Cell Physiology * Pathophysiology * Immunology * Exercise Physiology
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LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION Chemical - Atoms, Molecules Cellular - Organelles, Cells Tissue - Groups of Cells Organ - 2 or more tissue types - Specific functions - Recognizable shape
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LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION continued System - Groups of organs with common functions - 11 organ systems Organismal - Highest level - All parts of organism
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HOMEOSTASIS Homeostasis - Maintaining a relatively stable internal environment, regardless of external conditions. - Allows changes within narrow limits. - “Dynamic Equilibrium” - Regulated by feedback mechanisms
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- 3 Components * Receptor – to detect changes * Control Center
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