11. What are the four quadrants of the abdominopelvic region? What are the nine regions of the abdominopelvic area? Be able to recognize the organs found within the nine regions (see Chapter 1 outline). 12. What functions do serous membranes have and why are the membranes important? What general name is given to a serous membrane that lines body cavities? What general name is given to a serous membrane that covers (lines) organswithin body cavities? Be familiar with the locations of the different named types of serous membrane in the anterior body cavity. 13. What is homeostasis? What is meant by “internal environment”? What are the components of a typical homeostatic mechanism? Understand the functions of those components. 14. Describe how a typical negative feedback loop works? How is it different compared to a positive feedback loop? Be able to describe an example of each type of feedback mechanism and/or to recognize examples of each type. 15. Be able to describe what it means when one says “form follows function”. 16. What is a gradient? Know the three different types of gradients that occur and are important for biological function. 17. Understand how cell to cell communication is necessary for coordinating body functions.
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