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Why study physiology? To gain a better understanding of: Diseases and medical interventions Sports physiology Nutrition Toxicology/ pollution Mechanisms underlying ecological and evolutionary processes
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Important dates Wednesday, October 12: Midterm #1 Wednesday, November 9: Midterm #2 Wednesday, December 14: Final Deadlines for tutorial assignments are listed on course website.
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Course outline General principles of physiology Basic biochemistry and cell physiology Endocrinology Nerves, sensory and nervous systems Muscles Circulatory and respiratory systems Osmoregulation and nitrogen excretion Digestion
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General principles From Chapter 1 of Moyes and Schulte 2006 1. Physiological processes obey the laws of physics and chemistry 2. Physiological processes are usually regulated 3. Physiological phenotype is a product of the genotype and the environment 4. Physiology is the product of evolution, acting through natural selection and other evolutionary processes
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Physiological processes obey the laws of physics and chemistry Electrochemical gradients are fundamental to many physiological processes Electrical laws describe membrane function.
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Physiological processes obey the laws of physics and chemistry
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BISC 305 taught by Professor Christians during the Fall '11 term at Simon Fraser.

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