SYNAPSES & GRADED POTENTIALS
o Explain how neurotransmitters (NTs) are released
into, received as a signal, and removed from
synapses. Discuss the relationship between AP
frequency and neurotransmitter release.
ENERGY & METABOLISM
Distinguish among the forms of energy used by living
organisms (potential, chemical, kinetic), where the
energy comes from (the sun) and how energy is used
in chemical reactions. Define the two laws of
o Review general chemistry of atoms, molecules and
o Explain why water is vital for life and why it is a very
o Differentiate among proteins, nucleic acids,
carbohydrates and lipids.
o Explain why cells signal each other in your body.
o Describe the signals and responses that occur
during paracrine, autocrine, endocrine, and
1. What does Ta-Nehisi Coates mean by "patriotism a la carte"?
The Ta-Nehisi Coats means to celebrate freedom and democracy while forgetting Americans
origins in a slavery economy. The American present has inherited a legacy for its past, and we
Learning Objectives Chapter 1
Explain homeostasis, negative feedback, & positive
feedback, and give an example of each feedback.
Homeostasis: regulation of the bodys internal environment, to be kept stable.
Set Point: optimal range of a regulated variable
1. Which of these neurons are afferent, efferent, interneurons, motor or
a. Alpha neuron innervating the quadriceps muscle: Sensory
b. Free nerve ending Efferent
c. Basal ganglia neuron
d. Neuron innervating a sweat glands: Efferent
e. Neuron con